Better online protection for your business doesn’t need to be a hassle. Some easy steps you can take include creating stronger passwords, knowing the signs of phishing and encrypting your website’s data. It is important to develop online safety habits so your business can grow and minimise risk.
Make sure everyone in your business knows how to implement these five simple recommendations to protect it:
1. Keep your passwords safe
Passwords protect our devices, accounts and data. Choose them wisely. Here are some helpful tips:
2. Protect your information and equipment
Data are one of the most valuable assets of any business, and any breach or lost access can hurt productivity, sales and even reputation.
3. Be discreet online and in public
It’s important to know what information about your business is public. This will help you manage your brand online and spot targeted phishing attacks. Hackers typically use public information to trick you, via social engineering, into revealing even more information for malicious purposes.
4. Think before you click or reply
Most cyberattacks start with phishing. Although they can be easy to spot, sometimes it is tricky.
For more information on how to spot phishing, check out our infographic.
5. If you suspect it, report it
If you get a message, call or text that looks suspicious, report it to the business or person being impersonated or to authorities if an attack has already occurred. Warning others is an important step in fighting cybercrime.
Make sure everyone in your business understands why reporting is important. Also, make it easy for customers to check and report suspicious activity concerning your business; they may help you spot an attack.
Help your business prosper by forming a cyber-aware team.