Today, hacker attacks have become common. Experts confirm that no one is immune from the hacking of email, accounts in social networks, messengers or software infection with viruses. Attackers can use stolen data for blackmail, fraud or abduction of funds from bank corporate accounts.
However, there is good news – you can ensure the information security of your office yourself, without using a complex technique like HDMI splitter and hiring a staff of ten programmers. Let’s keep in mind the following steps.
Be Careful with Corporate E-Mail
Nowadays, mail is the main entry point for most major hacker attacks. The first and simplest way to protect yourself from them is to take a closer look at the incoming messages. Suspicious emails should be sent to spam immediately. Before you can view or download attachments to a message, it’s worth making sure that the recipient has really sent it to you.
Update Passwords Regularly
At least once a month, change the passwords to all accounts. Yes, it’s easier said than done. It’s unrealistic to keep all the passwords in your head. But you still need to update the passwords. Develop your own system of generating passwords. And do not trust the advice from the Internet – hackers also read them, and some of them even write.
Use a Robust Cloud
Fully secure cloud services do not exist. Servers of almost all large companies were at least once subjected to hacking and leaking user data. When choosing a cloud service, it’s better to stop at the one that was hacked before.
Most likely, the company learned from this lessons and increased security measures. In addition, you should pay attention to the anti-virus software that the storage provider uses to verify the downloaded files. Some cloud storages are not protected by antivirus software at all.
Upgrade Programs and System
In any program, there are “security holes” that developers have not paid attention to and which eventually become known to attackers. Therefore, you need to regularly download updates to programs and browsers. This not only increases the protection of your computer but also improves its performance.
Recently, attacks of “extortionists” (ransomware) have become frequent. For example, hackers encrypt the victim’s computer data. They are not interested in the contents of the computer’s hard drive, but in the bitcoins that they require for decryption. It is important not to pay the blackmailers, because you will not get any guarantees that they will fulfill their promises.