February 7th, 2017 marks National Safer Internet Day.
What better way to support the safe and positive use of digital technology than by brushing up on some online safety and privacy tips?
We have 5 easy things you can do to keep yourself, and your organization, safer on the internet:
1. Store your data offsite by considering cloud computing. The cloud will keep your data safe against all threats and costs that come with the risk of in-house storage, such as server meltdown or building damage.
2. Update your passwords frequently. Use a strong mix of letters, symbols, and numbers, and don’t use the same password across multiple platforms.
3. Never click on questionable links. If you come across a link or attachment in an unsolicited email or SMS, delete it immediately.
4. When on a mobile device, make sure your connection is secured. You can check to make sure your browsing securely by looking at the beginning of the URL; if “https://” is included – your connected to a secure network.
5. Add Firewall & Security Scanning to your hosted website. Keep up with security protection and website scanning with proactive protection to detect Layer 7 DDoS attacks, malicious attempts for access, and malware removal.
For company owners, another tip to keep your organization safe is to make sure your employees understand your Internet Policy. The more your employees are educated on the sensitivity of company information on laptops, phones and other devices, the more you’ll have a way of controlling and safeguarding that information.