Think Before You Click!
To ensure you share your confidential data, cyber-criminals often convey a sense of urgency to make you act first and think later. When you receive a highly urgent message from a source you are unsure of, take a moment to ensure it is credible.
Always be wary of unsolicited messages. Check the domain links to see if they are real and that the person emailing you is part of the organisation. A typo or spelling error is an indicator that this email is not from a credible source. If you hover your cursor over a link before clicking it will reveal the link in the bottom. This is another way of ensuring that the source is credible and safe.
Be Wary When Opening Files
If you 1. don’t know the sender, 2. didn’t expect an attachment from the sender or 3. are unsure if you should view the file, check with the person who sent you the file to ensure it is safe to open or download.
Ensure Your Protect Yourself
Delete Requests For Confidential Information Or Passwords
It is rare that someone will contact you via email for your personal information. Remember this when ensuring the credibility of a source. If the source is unverified, do not share your data.
Secure Your Devices
Ensure your devices are secured and that your anti-virus software is up to date. Firewalls should be updated regularly and you should ensure security is a priority within your business. Multi-Factor Authentication is a method in which your data is secured and protected through multiple requests to confirm your identity.
Always Be Aware Of Risks
Always ensure that requests for information are credible. If you are unsure of a data request or email, do not share data, it is better to be safe than sorry!