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Protect you and your Business information

Best Cyber Security Tips to protect you or your business.


In light of our last post, "𝘯𝘰𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘱𝘵𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘩𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴".


Consequently, if ATO is providing an additional layer of protection for its customers, I believe it is in our best interest to likewise be aware of what we can do to better safeguard ourselves.



Here are some of the 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝘆𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀 that every business should follow to stay a step ahead.


Everyone has different levels of knowledge and experience in this field, but common sense is always a must. Privacy and cyber security are paramount to any business owner or manager, so it’s important that you consider these tips in order to keep you and your information safe online.


It is essential that you maintain all of your business, employee, and customer information secure. It can be extremely challenging, time-consuming, and expensive to recover lost or damaged data.




👉🏻 Use strong and secure passwords


Change passwords frequently and never share them with others.

Utilize multifactor authentication whenever possible.


👉🏻 Remove system access from people who no longer need it

Immediately remove access for people who:

  • no longer work for your business

  • have changed positions and no longer require access.


👉🏻 Make sure all devices have the latest available security updates

Scan for viruses and malware frequently and maintain up-to-date protection software. It is good to invest for protection.


👉🏻 Do not use USBs or external hard drives from an unfamiliar source

USBs and external hard drives may contain malware that can silently infect your company's computers.


👉🏻 Use a spam filter on your email account

Use a spam filter on your email account at all times. Do not open unsolicited messages.


Even if you recognize the sender, exercise caution while downloading attachments or clicking on links in email messages.


👉🏻 Secure your wireless network, be careful using public wireless networks

Use caution when connecting to public wireless networks. Avoid making online purchases while utilizing free or public Wi-Fi.


👉🏻 Be vigilant about what you share on social media

Maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and be careful of with whom you are talking.


Before sharing, consider whether you want strangers to have access to the material.


👉🏻 Monitor your accounts for unusual activity or transactions

Check your accounts (including bank accounts, digital portals, and social media) for unauthorized transactions, interactions, and content.


👉🏻 Make sure your mail is secure

Consider using a secure PO Box to ensure the safety of your mail.


Mail theft is the primary cause of data security breaches.


👉🏻 Do not download programs or open attachments unless you know the program is legitimate

Certain applications include malware that could infect your machine (including ransomware which locks your files until you pay a criminal). It can also be used to collect your sensitive commercial and personal information.


Ensure that the programs you download are authorized and legitimate. Do not open attachments or download programs unless you have verified their authenticity.


👉🏻 Do not leave your information unattended

Protect your electronic devices no matter where you are. Your data can be compromised in an instant. In certain instances, you won't even realize it's been stolen.


Make sure you:

Do not leave your information unattended; protect your electronic devices (such as phones and tablets) with passcodes and store your portable storage devices (such as thumb and hard drives) in a secure location when they are not in use.

 

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