4 Ways To Secure Your Office

The second week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month's theme is "Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity" So we wanted to tell you about some ways that you can train your workforce to be more security conscious.

Set lock times to 10 minutes

Open workstations are vulnerable, a guest in the office can attach a USB drive and install a backdoor in seconds. While ideally everyone should be in the habit of locking their workstation when they leave their desk, mistakes do happen. By setting the lock time on all workstations to something short you can help minimize the window that attackers have available.

Spot phishing attempts

Be wary of emails asking for credentials or data. Attackers can spoof emails to look like they are from a legitimate email address. The best way to train your employees to spot this kind of attack is to hold regular drills to keep your staff on the lookout.

Don't trust sites not served over HTTPS

Sites that are not served over the https protocol could be an illegitimate server attempting to gain your credentials. Most browsers will alert you to this, but it's important to be aware of the dangers.

Use a password manager

Using a password manager will allow you to ensure credentials are of sufficient complexity while still allowing ease of use for your employees. The biggest concern is password reuse, if one service is compromised you don't want them to have access to more accounts. In addition to the convenience, they usually offer more complex passwords that would be difficult to remember on your own.

 

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