Best Practice – Cyber Security

The internet brings huge business opportunities and benefits. But it also brings risks.

There are daily attacks on the IT systems of Leeds companies which attempt to steal your:

  • information
  • money
  • or disrupt your business

Cyber security best practices are as important as locking your doors or putting your cash in a safe. You can manage your online security in the same way you would protect any other aspect of your business. With more customers and business partners demanding that their suppliers are secure, this is becoming a business necessity.

Getting the basics right:

  • Download software updates
    Download software and app updates as soon as they appear. They contain vital security upgrades that keep your devices and business information safe.
  • Use strong passwords
    Use strong passwords made up of at least three random words. Using lower and upper case letters, numbers and symbols will make your passwords even stronger.
  • Delete suspicious emails
    Delete suspicious emails as they may contain fraudulent requests for information or links to viruses.
  • Use anti-virus software
    Your computers, tablets and smartphones can easily become infected by small pieces of software known as viruses or malware. Install internet security software like anti-virus on all your devices to help prevent infection.
  • Train your staff
    Make your staff aware of cyber security threats and how to deal with them.

You can never be totally safe, but most online attacks can be prevented or detected with basic security practices.

We recommend sourcing a local IT company for the best results.





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