Three things to do today to make your business safer from online criminals

As lockdown restrictions start to lift, there’s lots to be excited about in your business. But while you’re busy connecting with colleagues and making the most of eased restrictions, don’t miss out these quick jobs to help your organisation keep running smoothly.


1. Ask yourself if your password is strong enough

This week, we’ve shared news on our blog that 15% of people use pets’ names as their password. While Milo, Buddy or Buster might be easy to remember, they’re also easy for online criminals to guess. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are urging us all to change our password to three random words.


2. Check your video calls are secure

Though we might start returning to the office soon, video calls are here to stay with remote working now the norm. We’ve added the NCSC’s guide to using platforms securely with tips on things you might not have thought about like turning on two-factor authentication or linking your software with third party apps. Download the guide from our resources section.


3. Find out about VPNs

If you’re taking on new remote employees who will be using their personal computers from the start, it’s a good idea to set up a secure connection via a Virtual Private Network, or VPN. This way, colleagues can access your files but the uploading and downloading process will be safer than using an unprotected connection. Email us at enquires@nebrcentre.co.uk if you’d like to find out more.