22 Mar Cyber Security – Steps to Protect Yourself
Basic steps to protect you and your business from cyber crime
Even if you think you are “cyber savvy” this is worth a 5 minute read.
Make sure your accounts department are aware.
What to look for
Just because an email appears to contain your correct contact details, it doesn’t mean it’s from a trusted source.
Your information can be farmed from many places including Companies House and social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Your own company website can also be a source of useful information for a cyber criminal.
You’ve probably heard this many times before but your bank will never ask you to click on a link in an email to verify your details, even if it does look genuine. If you are unsure, always call your bank first using the number on the back of your card.
Certain companies sometimes send emails including links requesting you to log in. Our advice is that unless you are 100% certain you are heading to the correct place, do not follow a link within an email.
If you hover a link (move your cursor over it but don’t click) within an email you will see exactly where it is going to take you. If you are remotely suspicious, do not click it.
https at the beginning of a url suggests the site is secure but does not mean it is the site you think you are heading to. They are not always easy to spot such as applc.com or microscft.com (look at them carefully).
Links can be in the form of text or graphic buttons
Keep Your Business Safe
- Never type a username or password into a site that you have followed from an email.
- Always hover an email link to show where you will be heading.
- Always turn on Multi Factor Verification (also known as two-step) if it’s available.
- Never add new clients to your online banking via an email instruction alone.
- Never change the bank account details for a client via an email instruction alone.
- Never give remote access to your computer to anyone you are not 100% certain of.
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Our Office 365 email security system scans every single email for thousands of known threats and uses AI to constantly learn and highlight new security risks. The system can protect against scam emails, unwanted spam and more dangerous attacks such as phishing/spear-phishing attacks. All attachments are scanned for malware and every single link in every single email is scanned when you click on it to make sure you are going to a legitimate website.
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