Regardless of how good your firewalls and internal cyber security software are, they cannot protect your business against human error. Many attempts to breach office and business security are actually designed to prey on human mistakes, such as phishing scams, and as such it is vital that your staff know how to protect themselves and your business against malicious cyber activity.
At United UK, we are experts in technology security, back up and recovery, and we have listed a few tips on how to best ensure your employees do not compromise your business.
1. Educate employees to recognise scams
The most fundamental thing to do when attempting to secure your business against cyber threats is to educate your employees to recognise the tell-tale signs of scams. Along with showing your staff members actual examples of scams, it is also important to ensure they follow a few basic rules such as never giving out financial information through emails and double checking links before clicking on them.
2. Passwords are key
All of your important information and data should be secured by passwords, and it is vital that your employees change these passwords on a regular basis. As well as having the information secured, access to computers and laptops should also require a password too, and it is important to make sure that your staff use different passwords for different things. Equally, it is essential that staff log out of systems once they have finished using them – otherwise, it makes having a password in the first place somewhat redundant!
3. Physical security is a must too
Along with keeping all of your systems protected by passwords, your employees must also consider physical security. This means that any external hard drives or USB drives should be locked away when not in use. All business smartphones and tablets need to be secured too to ensure that no one can just pick them up and walk away.
At United UK, we offer analysis, protection, and security, all within one easy to use service. For more information about how we can help to secure your business against cyber threats, please take a look at our web or contact us