2024 has seen an average of 560,000 attempted cyber attacks a day!

We have gathered a few of our Top Tips to help keep your business safe:

1. Use Strong, Unique Passwords

  • Create complex passwords that are difficult to guess, using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • Avoid using the same password for multiple accounts.
  • Keep software updated

2. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

  • Add an extra layer of security by enabling 2FA, which requires a second form of verification beyond just your password. For example
  • as a code from your phone, in addition to your password.

3. Keep Software Updated

  • Regularly update your operating systems, software, and applications to protect against the latest security vulnerabilities.
  • Software updates often include security patches that fix vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers.

4. Be Wary of Phishing Scams

  • Phishing scams are emails or messages that try to trick you into clicking on a malicious link or opening an attachment.
  • Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown or suspicious emails.
  • Verify the sender's email address and look for signs of phishing attempts, such as generic greetings or urgent requests for personal information.

5. Use Antivirus and Anti-Malware Software

  • A firewall helps to block unauthorized traffic from entering your computer network, and antivirus software helps to protect your computer from malware.
  • Install reputable antivirus and anti-malware programs to detect and remove malicious software.

6. Secure Your Wi-Fi Network

  • Use strong passwords for your Wi-Fi network and enable WPA3 encryption.
  • Avoid using public Wi-Fi for sensitive transactions; if necessary, use a virtual private network (VPN).

7. Backup Your Data Regularly

  • Regularly backup important data to an external hard drive or cloud storage service to prevent data loss from ransomware attacks or hardware failures.
  • In case of a cyberattack or system failure, you'll be able to restore your data from a backup

8. Limit Personal Information Sharing

  • Be cautious about sharing personal information online, especially on social media platforms or other public websites.
  • Don't share personal information, such as your home address or birth date.
  • Review privacy settings on your accounts to control who can see your information.

9. Monitor Financial Accounts and Credit Reports

  • Regularly check your bank statements, credit card statements, and credit reports for any unauthorized activity.

10. Educate Yourself and Others

  • Stay informed about the latest cyber security threats and best practices.
  • Encourage friends, family, and colleagues to follow good cyber security habits.
  • Teach employees about phishing threats
By following these tips, you can significantly enhance your online security and protect yourself from various cyber threats.

Here are some additional tips for businesses:

  • Develop a security policy A security policy outlines the rules and procedures that employees must follow to protect the company's data.
  • Train your employees on cybersecurity. Employees should be aware of the latest cyber threats and how to protect themselves from them.
  • Regularly monitor your systems for security vulnerabilities. This will help you to identify and fix problems before they can be exploited by attackers.
  • Have a plan for responding to cyberattacks. This will help you to minimize the damage caused by an attack.
  • Don't use public Wi-Fi for sensitive activities. Public Wi-Fi networks are not secure, so avoid using them for online banking or other sensitive activities.
  • Report suspicious activity. If you see something suspicious online, report it to the appropriate authorities.
  • Use a password manager. By using a password manager, you'll significantly improve your online security and streamline your login experience. Don't wait to take control of your passwords and safeguard your digital life!

Our friendly team are here to support all your cyber security requirements. Contact Genesis IT for the best Cyber Security packages and solutions.

Taking the Next Step

Are you ready to unlock the full potential of Cyber Security and ensure your business runs safely? Contact Genesis Business Systems today for a free consultation. Our team of IT experts in Hull will assess your needs and recommend the best Cyber solutions for your business. Don't let technology hold you back – let Genesis Business Systems be your trusted IT partner and help you succeed in today's cyber landscape.

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