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

Spending just a few minutes each week implementing some simple changes and processes can help to protect your business from cyber criminals. This week we’d like to share the following:


1. Make sure you can wipe staff devices remotely

The majority of devices come with in-built free web-based tools which enable you to track, lock and wipe your device should you lose it. Ensuring that your staff have these tools set up across their devices will prove invaluable should they lose or have their devices stolen.


2. Enable two factor authentication (2FA) for important accounts

Turning on 2FA for important accounts is one of the simplest ways to add an extra layer of security, requiring minimal effort from members of staff. 2FA ensures that even if somebody has access to your password, they’ll remain unable to access your account due to a second verification requirement.


3. Avoid predictable passwords

Last month we discussed the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) survey which found that 15% of people use pet names as their passwords! Other popular passwords included the likes of family member names, important dates and sports teams. By avoiding these common themes and opting for three random words, you can be sure that you’re creating a strong, difficult-to-guess password.