Cyber Security Tips For Employees
At Proximitum, we take cyber security very seriously. We know that cyber threats are becoming more advanced every day, and it’s important to take the necessary precautions to keep our company and our clients’ data safe.
However, cyber security is not just the responsibility of our IT department. Every employee has a role to play in keeping our data secure. In this blog, we’ll be sharing some cyber security tips for employees to follow.
1. Use Strong Passwords
One of the most basic yet important cyber security tips is to use strong passwords. A strong password should be at least 12 characters long and include a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
Avoid using easy-to-guess passwords, such as “password123” or “123456”. It’s also important to never share your password with anyone.
2. Be Wary of Suspicious Emails
Phishing emails are a common way for cyber criminals to gain access to sensitive information. These emails may appear to be from a legitimate source, such as a bank or a colleague, but they often contain malicious links or attachments. Always double-check the sender’s email address, and be wary of any requests for personal or sensitive information.
3. Keep Software Updated
Software updates often include security patches to address known vulnerabilities. Make sure to keep all software, including operating systems and applications, updated to the latest version. This can help prevent cyberattacks that exploit known vulnerabilities.
4. Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
When working remotely or using public Wi-Fi, it’s important to use a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your internet traffic. This can help prevent cyber criminals from intercepting your data and accessing sensitive information.
5. Report Any Suspicious Activity
If you notice any suspicious activity on your computer or device, such as pop-up windows or unexpected changes to settings, report it to your IT department immediately. They can investigate and take the necessary steps to protect your device and the company’s data.
At Proximitum, we are committed to ensuring the security of our data and our clients’ data. By following these cyber security tips, we can all play a role in keeping our information safe from cyber threats.