Modern malware is a serious threat for organizations worldwide. Security threats can arise from within or outside any business. Here are a few reminders and tips to provide peace of mind and ensure that your business is protected from the inside-out.
Be In The Know
Know what is being shared at all levels of your organization. This is key in keeping your company information secure.
Take an active role in protecting your key assets. Island Key Computer offers IT Support through Asset Management and Product Life Management. Click here to learn more about the essential added dimension of managing an organization’s infrastructure.
Educate Your Employees
It is important to educate your employees on proper computer and information security, even if they are working from home. Did you know over 80% of home office routers are found to be vulnerable to potential cyberattacks? (Source: HP)
Create strong passwords with unique words and number combinations. While this is a common requirement in many password settings, people often choose common words which can easily be compromised. The more unique, the better.
As well, refrain from downloading any software before confirming with your IT team.
Remind all employees not to open emails from untrusted or suspicious sources. Over 90% of malware is found to be delivered via email (Source: HP).
Use discernment when opening emails from unknown senders – especially if there is a long drawn-out emotional backstory accompanied with the request!
Here are other phishing scam red flags:
- Unknown/odd URL. When in doubt, hover over a link to see its full URL.
- Grammatical errors in the text
- Low resolution logo or email signature
Invest In Security
Investing in cyber security may be the best choice you can make as a business for long term protection.
Island Key Computer has strategic partnerships with Symantec, Kaspersky, AirWatch, Absolute Software, and other security software companies in order to help bring the most efficient and effective solution to your company. From desktop to server to mobility, we are able to provide the needed security solution. Click here to learn more about our IT Solutions.