A cyberattack can cause data breach that could cripple your small business, costing you thousands or millions of dollars in loss, detection and recovery.
Here are 9 tips to prevent you from cyberattacks that will make you a responsible employee.
1. Software Updates
Keep your software update. Cyber attackers frequently use known flaws in your software to gain access to your system.
2. Data Storage and Sharing
Avoid storing sensitive information on USB sticks or external hard drives. Instead, use OneDrive or SharePoint. This will prevent data loss if your device is stolen or attacked for ransomware.
3. Detect Phishing Emails
Innocent employees unknowingly clicking on phishing emails may infect your entire network. Look for fonts, grammar, structure, and signature of the email; if it looks unusual, it is possibly a phishing email.
4. Set Strong Passwords
Stronger passwords act as a layer of protection. Avoid repeating the same passwords for different sites, update your passwords regularly and use two-to-three step authentication for confidential data.
5. Lock Your Device
It is tough for hackers to access locked devices. Use Win+L on Windows or Control+Shift+Power on Mac to lock your screen before stepping away from your device.
6. Trusted source downloads
We are all downloading new software or app every day. Ensure […]