Secure Yourself Online
Working securely online is necessary when working in the cloud. Your IT manager is there for all technical measures. You have a role to play aswell. The following tips will help to secure yourself online.
Passwords need to be long, randomized, and only be used once. Remembering dozens of passwords is hardly possible though. Manage your passwords across your devices with a password management app. Online security has never been easier. A few well known examples are: Keepass (combined with Pleasant Password Server), Lastpass en 1Password. Follow the steps on the website of the app of your choice.
Checking authenticity of links and attachments
Always be careful when clicking on attachments or links in email. If it’s unexpected or suspicious for any reason, don’t click on it. Double check the URL of the website the link takes you to: bad actors will often take advantage of spelling mistakes to direct you to a harmful domain.
Use your own device on a secure network
Sensitive browsing, such as banking or shopping, should only be done on a device that belongs to you, on a network that you trust. Whether it’s a friend’s phone, a public computer, or a cafe’s free Wi-Fi—your data could be copied or stolen. If necessary use your own device with 4G instead of Wi-Fi. You could also install a VPN service.
Protect your profile on social networks
Protect your profile and watch what you’re sharing on social networks. Criminals can easily gain access to a big amount of information—where you go to school, where you work, when you’re on vacation—that could help them gain access to more valuable data.
Protect email accounts
Email accounts are often targeted by hackers. Protect them with both a password and authentication on your mobile phone. Your IT manager can set it up for your business accounts. Do it yourself for your private accounts.
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