Securing your set-up
Using Multi-Factor Authentication is an effective and straightforward way to enhance your cyber security. By using an alternate device to confirm your identity when accessing your system you can spread your eggs into more than one basket and add another hurdle for any hackers to face when attempting to attack.
Protect your password by keeping it private, changing it on a regular basis, and creating a strong code. You can use tools such as 1password to help you remember, create and protect your passwords.
Keep your guard up
Question the source of your email
Remain cautious when responding to emails at all times, even if the sender looks like someone you know. Often, scammers will pose as your colleague and make a request to transfer money, buy a gift voucher or open an attachment. If at all concerned, speak to your colleague face to face before continuing to ensure the email is genuine.
Invest in Anti-Virus and stay up-to-date
Keeping your system up to date with virus protection adds another barrier between your precious resources and a potential hacker. The more barriers you can put up and the less vulnerabilities your system has, the better protected you can be and your chances of being targeted decrease.