Just as we prioritize personal hygiene to stay healthy, adopting a proactive approach to safeguarding our digital lives is equally important. The concept of “Cybersecurity Hygiene” takes practice and knowledge to fully master, but understanding these basic cybersecurity hygiene practices is a great place to start.
Cybersecurity Hygiene: 6 Best Practices to Work Responsibly
Avoid using work credentials on external sites
Don’t use your company login credentials on 3rd party websites, they could have a data breach and expose your credentials to the world.
Be vigilant every single time you’re asked to share protected information or make a financial decision, no matter who you’re talking to
Avoid Grayware & Shared Devices
Don’t install “grayware” on company devices, and don’t work from devices that your kids use.
Personal Device Do’s & Dont’s
When working from a personal device…
- Don’t save protected information (work logins, client data, etc.) on the device itself.
- Use the web versions of your tools whenever possible.
Call to Verify
Call to verify when…
- You get updated banking information.
- Asked to do something unusual, urgently.
- You receive an email that your account has been compromised.
If someone is demanding information from you, don’t call the number listed in the email, or reply directly – search for it online or ask a colleague.
By staying informed, proactive, and vigilant, we not only protect ourselves but also contribute to a safer online environment for everyone. Practicing good cybersecurity hygiene isn’t just a chore – it’s a ticket to a worry-free online experience. Discover all four crucial security concepts that will empower you to protect yourself in our Security Awareness 101 [4 Concepts You Must Know] blog.
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