Your employees are on the front line of your information security. Even with policies in place it’s a good idea to educate employees on ways they can stay safe and guard your company’s data and networks.
- Be mindful of where information can be seen – if a picture has shows a whiteboard in the background that contains sensitive data and this gets posted on social media, even if accidental, can give away IP or trade secrets.
- Never enter personal or company information in response to an email, pop-up webpage or other communication that you didn’t initiate – if you aren’t sure, ask!
- Use strong passwords, change them on a regular basis and don’t leave your computer or lap-top logged in while you go to the loo, or on your break.
- Only connect to secure Wi-fi systems. If you do have to use a public wi-fi make sure you log out of any password protected sites you go to and never save your data.
- If you’re working from home, make sure you have a firewall to prevent against cyber-attacks – ask your IT support if you aren’t sure.
- Any devices you use for work should have anti-virus and malware detection installed – again if you are not sure, ask your IT support.
- Back up your files in line with your company policy.