New year’s Cyber Security resolutions

cyber security resolutions
The new year is a great time to create some goals and implement new policies. Cybercrime is on the rise and therefore it’s important now more than ever that you have Cyber Security to keep your business safe.
As technology changes and the way we use it evolves, so do cyberciminals in the way they work, adapting attacks for their gain. Attacks such as phishing and ransomware have increased in the last 2 years.
Why not start implementing cyber security resolutions within your team for 2023 and have a more secure business?
If you apply just one of these resolutions every day from the 1st of January, your business will become more secure and your employees will begin adapting these to their everyday working lives.

1. Update your passwords

Passwords that are too obvious make it easy for hackers to access your personal data, which could result in blackmail or identity theft, to name just two potential cyber threats. Changing your passwords frequently and resisting the urge to use the same one on numerous sites can improve your online safety in leaps and bounds. A password manager will help you with this, it will create new secure passwords as well as contain and encrypt them – discover more about them here.

2. Backup data

Many of us keep personal financial information on our laptops or PCs, making us even more vulnerable to theft. It’s not only cyber attacks that endanger our personal files. By regularly backing up your files either to an external hard drive or cloud storage, you can safeguard your important documents against potential threats. To give yourself even greater security, we recommend creating multiple copies of your files and storing them in a variety of different digital and physical locations. 

3. Restrict yourself to secure websites

You visit many different websites a day when working and browsing the web. Make sure you only access websites that have ‘HTTPS’ and show the little padlock in the search bar. This shows the website is safe for you to use, which is especially essential when purchasing goods online.

4. Stay updated

Updating your software can be annoying, especially when the update notification pops up while you’re in the middle of something, but not managing your software updates appropriately could result in much worse consequences, like identity theft and malware. Outdated software makes your device more vulnerable to hackers as the updates are designed to deal with bugs and holes in the coding that allows cyber criminals access to your software, device, and files.
If you are interested in getting more cyber security for your business, take a look at our services here or contact one of our experts on 01273 806211 or email [email protected]