In recent times, our society is increasingly relying on the internet and other information technology tools to engage in personal communication and conduct business activities among other several benefits. While these developments allow for enormous gain in productivity, efficiency and communication they also create a loophole which may destroy an organisation.
Setting up a business has a lot of risks involved and one of the less obvious risks is cyber security. A lot of thought gets put into how to maximize technological abilities for the least cost – understandably – but the flip side of this that the security best practice is often overlooked to get the business up and running quicker and cheaper.
With the recent cyber crime trends, you should take this in to account by avoiding cutting corners with security! With hacking and data theft becoming ever more present crimes in the modern world, you need to think very seriously about protecting your business. If you want to avoid some very nasty problems – loss of records, theft of your customers’ personal information, fraud – the following ten EASY tips can keep your business away from this calamity.
- Never write down or share your passwords
- Don’t click on links or open attachments in email
- Use antivirus, anti-spyware, and firewall and don’t disable
- Don’t send sensitive data over unencrypted channels
- Dispose of data properly (Cross-cut shredding (Multiple-wipe or physically destroy hard drives)
- Don’t run programs from un-trusted sources
- Lock your machine if you step away
- Properly secure information (Safes, locked drawers for physical documents and encryption for digital information)
- Verify correct person, website, etc.
- If something seems too good to be true, it probably is
The above tips, although simple, are/can be time consuming. Need help? Contact Techspecialist Consulting Limited today!