Cybersecurity – What advice can you give employees to keep cybersafe?

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What advice can you give employees to keep cybersafe?

Implementing the following 10 simple yet effective rules will help keep your data and systems safe:

1/ Protect accounts by using strong passwords, change them often and enable 2-factor authentication.

2/ Do not click on suspicious links or attachments – verify their authenticity first and if in doubt delete them.

3/ Maintain systems and devices with the latest updates

4/ Ensure websites are secure and reliable before engaging with them

5/ Avoid public Wi-Fi if possible

6/ Check all privacy settings

7/ Close any unused accounts

8/ Install and maintain anti-virus software

9/ Use a VPN to keep activity private

10/ Keep employees informed regularly of potential risks and good practice

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