How to be Cyber Secure at Work

Cyber-criminals pose a serious threat to businesses large and small, and they often target employees and breach a system through human error. Here are some tips to make sure that you don’t fall victim to cyber threats.  

Tip 1: Beware of attachments and email links unless you know it is from a trusted sender. If it looks suspicious delete it or call JMK.  Because e-mail is widely deployed, well understood, and used to communicate with untrusted, external organizations, it is frequently the target of attacks. Attackers can exploit e-mail to gain control over an organization, access confidential information, or disrupt IT access to resources.

Tip 2: Make sure you have backup copies of important files and data in case of a cyber security breach, accidental deletion, or computer malfunction.  Saving all documents and data to the shared drive on the server and having the server backed up on a regular basis is a common solution.

Tip 3: Do not leave your devices (phones, computers, tablets) unattended in a public place, and make sure to have passwords set up to prevent theft and unauthorized access.   It is also recommended to have encryption on laptops to prevent sensitive data from being accessed. 

Tip 4: Use secure passwords on all of your online accounts.  To learn more about creating strong passwords check out our last blog post 

Tip 5: If your computer looks different, experiences glitches or a suspicious problem, immediately report it to your IT support team.

Cyber Criminals are a serious threat that costs businesses Billions of dollars annually.  By staying aware of these threats, you can help limit the impact these attacks have on your business.

If you have any more questions about ways you can stay safe online, contact JMK today!