• Scott Gingold

How to Protect Your Data from Cyber Threats in the Workplace

Whether it’s at home or a business, cyber criminals continuously prey on unsuspecting computer users. In just the past year, hackers have claimed millions of dollars from individuals and companies. All it takes is a clever email attachment or a link to a virus-infected website. Some basic tips to avoid disaster include-

1. Enable Two-factor Authentication.

Most secure websites, including banks or cloud storage services, offer two-factor (or multi-factor) authentication. This means that in addition to a password the site or service requires an additional proof of identity such as a code sent to a recipient’s cellphone in a text message.

2. Avoid Unprotected Wi-Fi Networks

Wi-Fi networks that do not require a password are easy targets for cyber criminals. Lack of encryption gives hackers access to other computers in the network allowing them to watch for passwords, financial data, or other private information.

3. Connect to Websites with a Secure Connection

When visiting or logging into a website, be sure that the connection is secure. Users can identify secure websites by the “https” tag at the beginning of the web address; in addition, a lock symbol to the left or right of the web address will indicate a secure connection. Legitimate workplace logins will always have these identifying markers to reassure its members of a secure connection. Review web addresses carefully.

Remaining Proactive amidst Cyber Threats

It is critical for all businesses and individuals to stay educated on the ever-changing cyber threats which affect everyone online.

Because every employee is on the front lines of cyber-security, everyone on your team needs to receive initial and ongoing training on how to protect your company. We do offer training programs for businesses.

In addition, we now also offer new tools to minimize the threat of ransomware!

Contact us today for more information.

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