We hope this guide will provide you with useful and practical advice that will help you protect your business, cyber threats change every year so it is important to know what you are up against.
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In the wake of recent viruses and hacking attempts in Ukraine, the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has urged UK organizations to strengthen their cyber security.
Not only big companies, but any company can be a target. In fact, 91 percent of UK organizations surveyed reported email attacks in 2021.
Remember that hackers don’t care what you like. They can send many emails that contain links or attachments that, if clicked, can infect your computer or other device. The result can be data loss, security breaches, or disruption to your organization if systems or networks are compromised.
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7 effective ways to protect yourself and your business
Learn how to spot bad emails… Don’t let email attacks make you a victim. Call the sender to verify the email if you’re not sure what to do; otherwise, contact your IT team.
Search the internet carefully… To prevent hackers from creating links that closely resemble legitimate ones, check your cursor above each one to make sure it’s working as intended.
Update your computer when prompted… Updates on your devices and PCs should be installed immediately because they will protect you.
Look for the lock symbol… To the left of the website name in your browser, you should see this. Pay attention to the “Not Secure” warning in your browser.
Store passwords in a secure service… Passwords should not be stored in spreadsheets or word documents.
Do not use passwords… For each account, such as email, social media, or website, create a password. The same password will be tested by hackers in many cases.
Confirm unexpected calls or messages… Hackers can sometimes pretend to be someone you know and trust to trick you into revealing important information, such as passwords or company information.
How to spot bad emails
- Authority – This message may say it is from a manager or other authority, such as your bank. This is a way to make you follow the instructions.
- Urgency – Communication may give you a limited amount of time to respond, such as “within 24 hours” or “immediately,” to it. Scammers often use fines or other threats to influence your decisions
- Emotion – Determine if the message evokes fear, anxiety, hope, or interest in you. Hackers will try to give you your ideas.
- Scarcity – It’s a message that urges you to take immediate action by promising something that’s in short supply, such as money or an opportunity to lose more or more opportunities.
- Unsolicited – An email may be unexpected or pretend to be from someone you know or trust, but may not have their look or subject. Keep this in mind as one of the email addresses you link to can be controlled by hackers.
The best way to manage your IT
- Make sure your continuity and recovery plans are still working in light of the threats. For example, backups are safe, reliable, and efficient.
- Look at the potential impact of your actions on your company and your assets; You may need your vendors to improve their online security.
- Ensure that the security tools and software your team uses are current and working as intended, such as antivirus, firewalls, and intrusion detection software.
- Review previous risk management decisions to see if they make sense given the growing number of cyber threats, such as network vulnerabilities, outdated software, and single-factor authentication (password only)
- Consider increasing the amount of time it takes to update and patch.
- Review the security training provided to employees, such as how to report malware, fraud, or fraud, and see if any changes are necessary.
- Check for access or lead access and remove any unauthorized access, such as unused or expired accounts.
- Sign up for the Early Warning program so that NCSC will notify you as soon as a negative incident occurs in your organization.
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