Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming one of the most important concerns of business. Here are some good ways your employees can contribute to your company’s technology security practices.
Change Passwords Frequently
Passwords are one of the most common ways to protect accounts and data, for both commercial and personal uses. Unfortunately, some people, faced with having to come up with a wide array of different passwords, opt to use easy-to-remember passwords like “password” or “123456.” To keep your business from falling victim to this vulnerability, consider the following best practices:
A password manager can make these tips much easier to follow, as you can create complex passwords and share them across your organization’s network. You can also assign users to groups so that they only have access to credentials that they need to perform their jobs correctly. These passwords can be synced to company devices in real time, and you can use complex passwords without the pain of remembering them all.
Be Mindful of Spam
Hackers tend to use spam to move malware to many users at once. Most hackers will attempt to spread malware in hopes of infecting as many computers as possible, while others will reach out to unwary users to steal credentials or sensitive information. Here are some of the most common spam messages that you’ll encounter, and how to respond to them.
You’ll notice that many of these threats are based in email messages such as spam. Thankfully, you can block the majority of these threats simply by implementing an enterprise-level spam filter. This will keep threatening messages, or those suspected of not being legitimate, from even hitting your inbox in the first place. It’s a preventative measure that can be taken to limit the dangers associated with spam before they cause major issues.
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