Cyber Security Tips from Venom IT

Written by Jonathan Hunt

13 Jun, 2019

Cyber security is one of the most important factors for businesses to consider. As the internet continues to evolve it is vital that ever expanding computer networks are kept as secure as possible. Venom IT are Cyber Essentials certified, meaning we can be trusted to keep your data safe. We implement various measures including email filtering, monitoring, penetration testing and security patching to ensure Business continuity and data protection for our clients. Whilst we will put in place extensive procedures to protect your Business, there are also steps you can take to prevent security breaches. We would just like to remind you of a few very basic security measures you can follow to protect yourself and your Company’s network. These cyber security tips may seem simple but it’s vital every possible step is taken to ensure you are totally secure.

 Make sure your passwords are secure

We recommend using a combination of upper and lowercase, special characters and numbers. Don’t use your name, birthday, favourite colour or anything that can be associated with you.

Don’t open an email attachment if you’re unsure of its origin

Never open an email attachment unless you’re certain as to where it’s come from. If an email or email attachment seems suspicious, don’t open it, it’s not worth the risk.

Lock your PC when you’re away from your desk

Always remember to lock your computer each time you leave your desk. Even if you trust your colleagues, leaving your PC unlocked means anyone can access any information you have stored on there.

Never share or store your password

In order to keep your password secure, it’s vital you never give away your password details to anyone. It’s crucial that you keep your password to yourself and never store or write it down.

Change your password regularly

Another way of keeping your data secure is making sure you update your password frequently. This helps to prevent people logging into your account regularly and monitoring your activity.

Never make bank transfers over email

Never click on email links that ask you to complete bank transfers or payments unless you are 100% sure of the origin of the email. If you require any further cyber security tips or would like to hear more about how we can protect your business, please contact us.