February 5th is National Internet Safety Day!

Is Your Company Using the Internet Safely?

Safer Internet Day is a global initiative celebrated world-wide on the first Tuesday of every February. Students and teachers aren’t the only groups that care about Safer Internet Day. Both companies and global brands understand the importance of keeping the importance of safer internet. Celebrate Internet Safety Day by making sure that your company is using the internet safely. Not sure where to start? Our tips below can help!

Suspicious of a link? Don’t click it!

Scam messages and phishing emails are just as alive as ever. Hackers, malware, and viruses have become increasingly deceptive and are hiding nearly everywhere. If you are sent a link or attachment from a source that you did not otherwise expect, do not open it. Delete it right away.

Consider using a cloud to store data.

A cloud program (such as Dropbox or Google Cloud) stores your files in a secondary location, preventing you from losing your work in the event of a server crash or damage to your office space.

Change your passwords often.

How strong is your password? The strongest passwords consist of a mix of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Don’t use the same password more than once, and don’t forget to store your passwords in a secure place that you will remember.

Educate employees of your Internet Policy.

Keep your company safe by making sure that your employees are adhering to you Internet Policy. Make sure that your employees know the rules for company information on all devices, and you’ll have peace of mind that your sensitive information is safe.

Surfing the web on your mobile device? Check your connection.

Even on your phone, it is important to make sure your internet connection is secured. You can make sure by looking at the URL. If it starts with “https://”, you are connected to a secure network. Surf away!

Utilize Firewalls and Security Scans for your website.

Firewalls and Security Scans keep your site safe by detecting potential malicious activity and warning you of any impending threats.

Contact Custom Information Services today to learn more about how to use the internet safely, on internet safety day and EVERY OTHER DAY of the year.

Published On: February 5, 2018Categories: Cybersecurity