Quick Tips

Tips to make your team a digital security front line force!

Cyber security is something that is constantly on our mind here at NxTcoms. This is because, according to Bloomberg, cyber security related issues could cost companies around trillions by as early as 2025.

One of the easiest ways to curb these losses in your business is to train your employees how to create a more secure environment, particularly when using email. Staff play a crucial role in the digital security of your company, and employees who are unaware of the onslaught of cyber threats can pose a threat to the safety of your company’s data.

It is therefore of utmost importance that they are always up-to-date on the best procedures to keep the company safe.

In an effort to save you and your company from the horrors of a cyber-attack, here is a list of tips that help safeguard your business.

  • Never open links or attachments from unknown persons;
  • Implement sturdy spam filtering practices;
  • Never respond to emails that request a password change and require you to reveal personal information – no matter how official the source appears;
  • Pay close attention to email addresses you receive communication from;
  • Ensure antivirus software and anti-spyware are both updated on your computer – just in case of a slip of the hand;
  • Encrypt any emails containing sensitive data before sending;
  • Don’t use your company email address to send and receive personal emails;
  • Don’t automatically forward company emails to a third-party email system;
  • Create strict standards for company-related Mobile Device usage – preferrably limiting company account access to company-owned devices only.

Mobile Devices have become an important tool of the workforce, and with them comes another wave of cyber threats. Making sure your employees have password-protected devices, encrypt emails, use two- or three-factor identification, regular password updates, and only download approved applications to help keep mobile data safe is paramount.

NxTcoms provides Security and Consultation services that many partners take advantage of to ensure their web and digital infrastructure are kept safe and secure. Why not reach out to see how we will meet your security or web infrastructure needs.

Liam McGrath
Co-founder @ NxTcoms