Cyber Security Tips

These are important steps to protect your computer network against a cyber-attack:

  1. “Whitelist” the applications allowed on your system. Do not allow employees to install any application they choose.
  2. Keep your operating system and software applications up-to-date.
  3. Implement basic security measures for your email such as multi-factor authentication, email authentication processes (SPF, DKIM and DMARC).
  4. Restrict administrator rights to only those who need them.

Other Best Practices:

  1. Educate all users about internet safety and cyber risks, and institute a training program that reminds employees the importance of cyber awareness.
  2. If you receive an email from a familiar address, but you were not expecting anything, you should contact the sender before opening the attachment. Never open attachments unless you know the contents of the file.
  3. If you receive an attachment and you do not recognize the sender, you should delete the message.
  4. Avoid clicking on links inside of emails.
  5. Any request for information should be suspect, even if it appears to come from a friend, colleague, or a company you do business with.
  6. Use privacy settings and limit the amount of personal information you post online.
  7. Create secure backups of important data on a regular basis.
  8. Use caution using removable media like USB drives. They are popular for storing and transporting files from one computer to another. However, these same characteristics make them appealing to attackers.
  9. The second leading type of claim is funds transfer fraud, so it is important to have a wire transfer dual control process.


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