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Cybersecurity Hygiene: 6 Best Practices to Work Responsibly

August 9th, 2023 | Cybersecurity

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

Cybersecurity Hygiene: 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 

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. 

Verify Independently  

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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