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Three super simple things you can do now to protect your business

Cyber-criminals are taking advantage of those working remotely, and launching cyber-attacks where businesses are vulnerable. Here are three things you can do now to reduce the risk to your business…

1. Combine words to create strong passwords

​​​​​​​Stop cyber-attackers guessing your passwords by joining multiple random words, or combining a sentence, to create a ‘passphrase’. Ask your employees to do the same, and remember, don’t write it down, and don’t share it with anyone. If you think it may have been compromised, change it!

2. Ask your employees to be extra vigilant

There have been incidences where cyber-criminals have used dashboards and maps that appear to track the spread of coronavirus, but instead install malicious malware to steal sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and payment details.

Educate your employees to help them identify threats. Ask your employees to report anything suspicious and not to open any links or attachments within unfamiliar or unexpected emails.

Here is a free training video that you can share with your employees.

3. Limit access to corporate information

Where possible, restrict employees from downloading sensitive corporate information onto their machines while they’re working remotely.

Share this simple security guide with employees who are using personal devices while working remotely.

We’re offering free advice to businesses affected by Coronavirus, so if you have any questions about remote-working, please email us at advice@cyansolutions.co.uk and we’ll get in touch for a chat.

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