Organisations should ensure employees always log on within a trusted network, secure personal devices, and implement multi-factor authentication prior to remote working. And, more than anything, always remain vigilant over cybersecurity, especially when an organisation may already be in a vulnerable position.
Eight tips to stay cyber safe to help ensure your workforce is prepared and cyber smart
- Secure your internet connection – use a firewall to monitor untrusted network traffic
- Secure your devices and software – change the settings from default configurations
- Enforce password throttling – a time delay between successive login attempts restricts the number of guesses that can be made
- Control who has access to your data and services – restrict privileges and separate out permissions
- Regular ‘patching’ – apply updates when they are released
- Have 256-bit encryption and multi factor authentication for device logins – a code that is sent to you by text or that’s created by an app
- Have a tested back up strategy – remember connected and disconnected back ups
- Think before you click! For five simple signs to look out for, click here.
There are no absolutes in risk management. With core business functions and objectives at risk, a ‘belt and braces’ approach is required that reduces the risk with timely security protocols that mitigates the risk with insurance. Cyber insurance is a vital protection for organisations against the fingers & thumbs dynamic.
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