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Keep devices protected while remote-working

With businesses actioning their continuity plans, and many now working remotely, we’d like to share our guide to help you protect your business from cyber-attacks.

1. Always make sure your device’s operating system (e.g. Windows or iOS / Android) is kept up to date with the latest security patches. You can automate this process in your device settings to make it easy.

2. Antivirus software must be installed on laptops and PCs, and where possible, mobile devices. Keep this software up to date to make sure it’s protecting you against the latest threats.

3. Stop attackers guessing your passwords by combining multiple random words, or by using a sentence, to create a ‘passphrase’. Don’t write it down, don’t share it with anyone, and make sure you change it if you think it has been compromised.

4. Don’t click on links in emails or on websites unless you are certain that they are legitimate. Be skeptical of emails sent from people you don’t know, or where the content doesn’t match their normal character. Especially if they are encouraging urgent or immediate action.

5. Avoid storing or processing company information on laptops and PCs, instead use the web version of applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint etc.

6. Enable the inbuilt firewall on the device to protect against incoming attacks. Learn more at: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4028544/windows-10-turn-microsoft-defender-firewall-on-or-off

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