Data breaches are among the top three threats to global financial stability. Additionally, reputation takes a big hit, and some organizations fail to recover. A solid cybersecurity strategy is crucial to every organization, and a healthy cybersecurity budget is worth the investment. So, how do you protect your organization from attacks? Start by educating your employees on the effects of an attack. In this article at Business2Community, Sai Kit Chu shares the top safe computing tips for employees.
Security Tips for Employees
Recognize Phishing Scams
IT teams must train their employees to be on the lookout for:
- Suspicious links: Employees must be wary if an email directs them to a website asking for a login. This is one of the primary ways hackers steal valid login credentials.
- Spelling or grammar mistakes: If the email does not look right, it is probably not legitimate.
- Requesting sensitive information: If an email asks for sensitive information, report it to your IT department so that they can investigate.
Create Strong Passwords
An employee’s weak password can compromise not only an organization’s confidential data but also the data of suppliers, clients, and partners. You must choose strong passwords that are at least eight characters long. Add numbers and at least one special character. Do not select your pet’s name, children’s birthdays, and other things you post on social media profiles. With so many passwords to remember, you may consider using a password manager application.
Never Leave Your Devices Unlocked
To prevent unauthorized users from accessing your account, lock your devices any time you will not be physically present at your workstation. Additionally, do not provide anyone with unauthorized access to the premises. Keep your cabinets locked at all times; do not leave them unlocked unless you are immediately accessing their contents.
Cybersecurity must be everyone’s priority. Educating employees on cybersecurity tips must be the organizations’ primary focus. Regular training is essential in creating a culture of cybersecurity in your workplace. To read the original article, click on https://www.business2community.com/cybersecurity/top-10-safe-computing-tips-for-employees-02382586.