cybersecurityA lot of changes have happened in 2020 and the year isn’t even over yet. How people socialize, learn, and work has changed dramatically. An increasing number of people are now working from home and that means their professional and personal lives have become more intertwined. This has led to the introduction of new cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

During the National Cybersecurity in Fayetteville Awareness Month or NCSAM, businesses and consumers are encouraged to concentrate on the steps organizations and users can take in order to protect their interconnected equipment and devices for both professional and personal use.

There are many different steps to take to secure devices used at home or at work.

 

 

Tips To Improve Cybersecurity At Home or Office

  1. Be careful what you click. Cybercriminals send phishing emails to the email account of businesses as they try to get access to the company’s network and system. You might unknowingly install spyware or malware in your system if you click on these links.

 

  • You should ignore unsolicited social media messages, texts, calls, and emails especially when they trigger a sense of urgency and ask you to respond to a concern right away.
  • Be careful if these requests involve your package delivery, taxes, bank account, or online account. A lot of scammers these days try to mimic the emails, texts, and even websites of legitimate companies.
  • It’s better not to respond if you are not sure. This is one of the best network security practices you need to follow. If you are in doubt of the legitimacy of a certain message claiming to be from a contact at a government agency or business, call the organization involved right away using a legitimate channel. Do not use the number that’s provided in the unsolicited message. Don’t click on any links on a social media post or email.

 

  1. Back up your data. Your hard drive can crash anytime. Not to mention, files can be deleted, stolen, or attacked by a malware. In order to protect yourself against data loss, you have to back up your data regularly. You should follow the policies set in place by your employer for work backups. This can be done using cloud storage or physical storage. It is a crucial part of computer security.

 

  • Examples of physical storage include local backups like removable media such as external hard drives and USB flash drives. This allows for accessible and fast storage. However, it can also be costly and at risk to physical failure.
  • Cloud backups allow data to be stored in online locations that are secured but can be accessed anywhere and by different devices. This method is considered to be the most secured. Plus, it can also be accessed anywhere. You can set the backups to happen real time. It is an efficient way of protecting your data but it generally requires regular internet access and subscription cost.

 

Once you’ve chosen which backup method to choose, here are the steps you need to do to complete the set up.

  1. Prepare the files, documents, and folders that need to be saved. The most important files should be backed up first.
  2. Come up with a backup schedule that suits your needs.
  3. Check the backup by loading data from the storage back to your device.

 

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Call SpartanTec, Inc. now and let our team of IT experts help secure your devices at home and work against potential online threats.

 

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