Taking just a few minutes out of your week to help protect your businesses from any potential cyber security threats could save you money, time, and credibility. Read these quick tips today to broaden your knowledge and reduce the chances of criminal damage.
1. Change your passwords
Have you thought about how long it may take for a criminal to guess your password? In most cases, if you’ve used your birthday, name, or favourite band, it could just be a matter of hours.
By simply changing your passwords to three random words, as well as incorporating special characters (*&%F£) and a combination of upper- and lower-case letters, you can significantly reduce the chances of cyber criminals being able to access your businesses’ files and databases. Read more details about this in our blog.
2. Report suspicious emails to the NCSC’s Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS)
Scam emails are one of the most common ways that criminals try to steal people’s details. Clicking on a link in a fake delivery update, HMRC note or bank announcement could give them access to your personal information. Ensuring that your staff know exactly how to report suspicious emails helps to protect businesses like yours and is an easy way to help the police track down fraudsters.
Access the SERS here - https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/report-suspicious-emails
3. Sign up free to NEBRC’s core membership.
By signing up to our core membership at the NEBRC, you will receive fortnightly updates with crucial guidance on how to protect your business as well as what scams to look out for- without having to pay a penny! Access to our resource hub will also provide you with priceless information that will help strengthen your businesses resilience, help to maintain your company’s reputation, and save the potential cost of an online criminal attack. Find out more about our membership.
If you’ve found these tips helpful, take a look at our blog page at www.nebrcentre.co.uk/blog for further, quick, and no-cost actions to tick off.