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5 Easy Ways to Stay Protected Against Cyber Attacks

In today’s interconnected digital landscape, the threat of cyber attacks looms large, with 70% of medium businesses reporting cyber attacks or security breaches within the last year. As a trusted provider of telecoms solutions, we understand the importance of cyber security in safeguarding your digital assets. That’s why we’ve curated this blog to share how to keep safe, so, follow our five easy and actionable ways to protect yourself against these threats.

Keep your Software Updated

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to protect against cyber-attacks is to ensure that all your software, including operating systems, applications, and security tools, are regularly updated. Software updates often contain patches for known vulnerabilities, closing the door to potential attackers and strengthening your defences.

Enable Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

2FA adds an extra layer of security by requiring users to provide multiple forms of verification before gaining access to accounts or systems. Enable 2FA wherever possible, especially for critical accounts such as email, banking, and cloud services. This simple step can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorised access to your sensitive and personal information.

Implement Strong Password Policies

Weak passwords are a major security vulnerability. Implement strong password policies that require employees to use complex, unique passwords for each account and change them regularly. Consider using password management tools to securely store and generate passwords, reducing the risk of password-related breaches.

Back Up your Data Regularly

In the event of a cyber-attack, having up-to-date backups of your data is essential for recovery. Implement a regular backup schedule for critical data, and store backups securely both on-site and off-site. Test your backups regularly to ensure they can be restored quickly and effectively in the event of a breach or data loss incident.

Watch What You Click

Did you know 91% of cyber-attacks originate from phishing emails, often including suspicious links? Now that you’re aware, it’s crucial to exercise caution before clicking on any links. Take a moment to examine the sender’s details, the links authenticity, and watch out for any spelling errors. Typically, phishing links demonstrate misspellings and come from an unknown source. Stay vigilant and think twice before clicking!

Protecting yourself against cyber-attacks doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these five easy steps, you can significantly reduce your risk of falling victim to cyber threats. If you have any further questions or concerns, reach out to our experts, who are here for you 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

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