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

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

Protecting your business from cybercriminals doesn’t have to be a lengthy, costly process. Below are three quick things you and your colleagues can do to boost your organisations’ cybersecurity.

1. Encourage staff confidence when it comes to reporting attacks

We are often told that people feel embarrassed and ashamed when they learn that they have been the victim of a phishing attack. While preventing these attacks should remain a priority, it’s equally important to ensure that your team feel comfortable and able to report these security breaches, enabling you to identify areas of digital weakness and strengthen these in the future.

2. Invest in password management software

Some websites will ask for a minimum number of characters, others will ask for special symbols, and some will require numbers. Whilst we have discussed the importance of creating strong passwords previously, it’s no use creating these passwords if they are forgotten each time you go to login to your accounts. Investing in a centralised password management system is therefore a great way for your team to gain access to their different passwords by storing them all in one place.

3. Keep up to date with the latest updates!

We’re all guilty of clicking the ‘remind me later’ button when our laptops alert us to system updates. But, by stalling these updates, we’re often delaying critical security updates. All manufacturers will release regular updates, so it’s worth changing your device’s settings to automatically install these if you’re getting a bit too comfortable with the ‘remind me later’ button.

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