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A quick guide to keep personal devices secure

If you’re using a personal device to work remotely, follow this simple guide to reduce the risk of cyber-threats. 

Updates

Keep your device’s operating system (e.g. Windows or macOS) up to date with the latest security patches.

In Windows: Start menu > Settings > Update & Security > Windows update

On a Mac: Apple menu > System Preferences > Software updates

Antivirus software

Ensure your antivirus software on your laptop or PC is kept up to date to protect yourself against cyber-threats.

Strong password

To make your password stronger, combine multiple words, numbers and even symbols to create a passphrase. We suggest joining a sentence so you don’t have to write it down to remember it.

Identify the threats

It’s important to be able to identify threats because cyber-criminals are sneaky and they’ll use names and subject lines you recognise to trick you. Watch this video for tips to stay safe online.

If you would like advice on working remotely, please email advice@cyansolutions.co.uk and we’ll get in touch for a chat.

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