In our increasingly Internet-connected world, individuals and businesses now need to ensure that sensitive data and networks are secure. The digital era has brought with it lots of conveniences for individuals and businesses. The Internet made everything connected, with more and more people discovering the power of instant communication.
Communication has become more personal as we all like to be seen, heard, and exposed. As a result, security and privacy have become points of contention with human error as the biggest weakness that cyber-attacks exploit i.e. every person in the workplace has a role to play in security.
Here are some tips for safe habits that any employee can start practicing today:
- Use strong passwords (longer is better!) and change them regularly
- Keep your sensitive login credentials private
- Be very wary of opening emails and attachments from sources that you don’t recognize
- Don’t install software or connect hardware to your business’s network without permission
- When working from home, make sure your Internet connection is secure
- Keep an eye on your devices and never leave them with strangers
- Dim the screen on your device or get a privacy filter so it’s harder for strangers to see what’s on your device
- Don’t discuss sensitive information in public areas or where people can eavesdrop on your conversation
- Look for privacy in places like airports and coffee shops. Sit where no one can see over your shoulder
We hope you find these tips adequate.