This month is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! It’s a great opportunity to review your cyber security arrangements and assess whether or not you and your business are adequately protected.
Staying Safe Online (The Basics)
1 – Passwords
Make sure that your passwords are strong. Passwords should include a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. They should also be unique, using a different password for your various online accounts.
2 – Use Multi-Factor Authentication
Multi-factor authentication adds an extra level of security to your key accounts. It uses a range of techniques, such as face ID, security keys, or apps that send you a one-time code, to allow you to log into your accounts more securely.
3 – Read emails carefully
Phishing emails are becoming increasingly common, and it is important to know what to look for. You should read emails carefully, looking for things like incorrect grammar and hyperlinks. If it appears to be from a person that you know, you should check the email address, as it could be from a spam account. If the format or voice of the text seems different to previous emails that you have received from a person, this could also be a sign that this is a phishing email.
4 – Ensure that software is up to date
You should make sure that your apps and device software is up to date, and that you install updates as soon as they are available. These updates often include protection from viruses, as well as improvements. One way to make sure that you remember this, is to turn on automatic updates.
5 – Consider taking out a Cyber Insurance policy
Cyber Liability Insurance offers you protection from cyber risks which could be damaging to your business and its reputation.
It is important to make sure that you are insured on a comprehensive cyber liability policy and should consider several areas of cover, including hardware, cyber crime and date-breach expenses.
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