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Cybersecurity threats and how can you help?

Individuals can play a critical role in their company’s cybersecurity by practicing good security habits and taking a vigilant and proactive approach.

Protecting our digital world is more important than ever before. As we navigate the interconnected technology landscape, the domain of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly complex.

Cybercriminals have become experts at social engineering and are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to trick you into clicking on malicious links and attachments. Ensuring that our employees have the knowledge and skills to better defend against these attacks is critical. This also includes increasing awareness and safe behavior.

How you can help?

Individuals can play a critical role in their company’s cybersecurity by practicing good security habits and taking a vigilant and proactive approach. This can actively contribute to creating a fortified environment, effectively protecting their business from potential cyber threats.

People:

Shape your behavior so that it reduces the likelihood and impact of security incidents. You can be the greatest security weapon.

Processes:

Consider how your daily processes and behavior could be affected by a security threat and potentially lead to a breach. Many incidents are caused by data misuse or human error.

Devices:

Remote work has increased risks as you use more home networks and personal devices and make your own decisions about potential threats. When you’re sitting in your home office, you can no longer casually turn to a neighboring colleague and ask if an email looks authentic.

The human element in particular has a major influence on cybersecurity risks. It is critical that our employees remain vigilant and have the necessary knowledge to defend against the ever-evolving techniques used by cybercriminals. In light of the increasing prevalence of sophisticated social engineering strategies, such as tricking employees into clicking on malicious links, it becomes crucial to equip oneself with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively counter these attacks.

Your role in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is everyone’s job. As an employee, you play a crucial role in maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture. Here’s what you can do:

Stay informed:

Stay up to date on the latest cybersecurity trends, threats and best practices. Be aware of the risks and possible consequences of cyber attacks.

Use strong and unique passwords:

Create complex passwords by not using real words, but a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols. Avoid reusing the same password for multiple accounts. Consider using a password manager to securely store and manage your passwords.

Be wary of phishing:

Be cautious of suspicious emails, emails that may contain funny return email addresses, misspellings or typos, links, attachments and requests for personal information. Verify the source and legitimacy of the communication before taking action.

Keep software updated:

Update your operating systems, applications and antivirus software regularly to ensure you have the latest security patches and protection against known vulnerabilities.

Secure your devices:

Protect your business devices with strong passwords or biometric authentication. Enable screen locks, encryption and remote track/wipe capabilities for smartphones and laptops.

Practice safe browsing:

Use only safe and reputable websites for online transactions. Avoid visiting suspicious websites that are poorly designed, have spelling mistakes and have a negative reputation. Do not click on unknown links or download files from unreliable sources. Use safe and reputable websites for online transactions.

Take social media into account:

Be careful when sharing sensitive or personal information. Take a moment and ask yourself if you are okay with the world knowing what you are about to communicate. Adjust the privacy settings to limit access to your personal information.

To report security incidents:

If you suspect cybersecurity incidents such as phishing attempts, malware infections or unauthorized access, please report them to our IT support team immediately.

Ongoing training and support

It is important that organizations commit to strengthening their awareness and skills in the field of cybersecurity. We want to help you stay informed and empowered in this ever-evolving landscape. At Pamazgoten we want to help individuals and organizations increase their knowledge and skills in the field of cybersecurity.

Remember that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and each of us plays a critical role in protecting our team and our organization. By practicing good cybersecurity habits, we create a safer work environment for everyone.

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