Cyber Hygiene

Video 3

What you can do to keep your organization safe

This final video is the most important. It covers the three key areas to keep your organization's data safe.

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The three biggest areas where you can protect your business

1. Software updates

  • Run updates when your computer asks
  • Or better still, get us to do the updates for you.

2. Passwords

  • Don’t use obvious ones such as children’s names, pet names or birthdays. Avoid any personal information in a password
  • Don’t ever give your password to anyone, including us
  • Never write down passwords
  • Use a unique password for each account
  • Use a random password generator, or passphrases with upper-case and lower-case letters, and special characters
  • Embrace multi-factor authentication
  • Use a password manager

3. Awareness of social engineering

  • Be aware of anyone trying to get personal information from you, especially by piecemeal
  • Look carefully at emails that don’t feel right:
    • The sender’s address
    • The writing format isn’t consistent
    • Spelling and grammar issues
    • Link destination
    • Attachments
    • Logo
  • Watch out for urgency, emotion, and unexpected money
  • If you’re not sure – stop, think, check (Google for details or pick up the phone)

What if you fall victim to a scam?

  • Don’t panic
  • Did you give away a password? Change it immediately on any systems you’ve used it
  • Did you download an unknown file? Disconnect your computer from the network and turn it off
  • Get in touch with us. And explain what happened