It’s getting increasingly hard to stay cyber safe with so many scams out there at the moment. Some target the general public – some just target businesses. We are seeing more targeted attacks on certain industry sectors. We’ve seen sports organisations suffer and now there’s a new focus – accountants. We’ve even seen IT service providers targeted as a means to gain access to their customers’ systems. The fears and vulnerabilities that surround Covid-19 are being hugely exploited.
So, how can you stay cyber safe?
Here are some quick and easy cyber security top tips for you to implement now:
⭐ Use strong passwords on your accounts (but don’t use the same password everywhere).
⭐ Where possible, implement 2-factor/multifactor authentication (2FA/MFA).
⭐ Ensure you back up any data and systems critical to your business – at least daily.
⭐ Take a multi-layered approach to cyber security and implement suitable solutions for your needs. Antivirus software and a firewall are no longer enough to stay cyber safe.
⭐ Make use of email filtering solutions to help filter out spam, phishing emails and malware.
⭐ Ensure your cloud environments are protected too. Did you know that Microsoft does not back up your data? That’s your responsibility.
All of the above may seem overwhelming and you may find yourself saying ‘Where do I start?’. But the fact is, you have to start somewhere – for the sake of your own business, but also to protect your clients.
Here at Somerbys IT, we want to help as many people as possible to stay cyber safe, so get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help.
Let us help you stay cyber safe!