Keep Cybercriminals Out While Coronavirus Keeps You In

Here’s 10 tips to keep cybercriminals out while coronavirus keeps you in courtesy of our valued partner, Kaseya.

Major events like the Coronavirus pandemic create new opportunities for cybercriminals to exploit, but smart defense doesn’t let them. These tips can help keep systems and data safer in uncertain times.

(1) GET THE FACTS

Stay away from the rumor mill and use information from reliable sources to make business decisions in chaotic times.

(2) THINK TWICE BEFORE CLICKING LINKS

Make sure employees are on the lookout for suspicious links that can lead to ransomware.

One of the most common ways that cyber criminals hack your sensitive data is by tricking you into clicking on links or attachments. Here’s more information on how to spot suspicious links. 

(3) BE SUSPICIOUS OF UNEXPECTED ATTACHMENTS

Ensure users only open attachments from proven, trusted sources no matter how ‘official’ that attachment looks.

(4) AUTOMATE COMPLIANCE

Have one less thing to worry about by choosing a dynamic web portal system that keeps track of everything.

(5) PROTECT THOSE PASSWORDS

Encourage safe password practices like using a password manager and not writing them on sticky notes.

Here’s more information on how to audit your passwords. 

(6) BEWARE OF STRANGE NETWORKS

Make staffers aware of the dangers of logging in from insecure public and home WiFi networks and how to use them safely.

Here’s more information on how to stay safe on unsecured WiFi networks. 

(7) USE TWO-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

An extra layer of security keeps passwords and data safe.

Here’s more information on how to activate two-factor authentication on your accounts. 

(8) KEEP AN EYE ON THE BAD GUYS

Monitor the Dark Web to watch for company data so a problem can be addressed before it becomes a crisis.

Learn more about the Dark Web here. 

(9) STAY CURRENT ON THREATS

Work with a responsive partner that’s on top of today’s challenges.

(10) ASK FOR HELP

Consult a security expert to plan effective strategies and get innovative solutions.

Learn more about Premier Networx and how we can keep your network secure here. 

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