Utilise A Modern Operating System
Using a modern OS is essential to a business’ cyber security. An example of this is the Windows 7 End of Support Deadline that is quickly approaching. From January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7 devices, therefore leaving them open to cyber threats.
Users should update passwords regularly and businesses should enforce password policies to ensure passwords are as secure as possible. Similar passwords should not be used on multiple devices/services and users should be discouraged from sharing passwords with others.
Multi-Factor Authentication is a means of logging in to your accounts through using two or more verification techniques. Hackers are less likely to be able to breach these accounts when multiple factors of authentication are requested. As passwords can often be hacked through brute force or simple guessing, a second level of verification will ensure data security is maximised.
Beware When Working Out Of The Office
When connecting to hot spots it is recommended that you utilise a VPN to ensure security is maintained on your device. Generally it is recommended that when working outside of your office, do not connect to public hotspots. These hot spots can leave your device open to security breaches from unknown attackers.
Backup Your Data!
There are many reasons to back up your data, such as data loss, hacking, data breaches, ransomware, etc. It is essential that you back up all data to the cloud to ensure that copies are stored securely. This will help your business avoid essential data loss that will impact your business activities and processes.