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12 Days Of Cybersecurity

Dec 1, 2020 | IT Tips & Tricks

12 Days Of Cybersecurity

Dec 1, 2020 | IT Tips & Tricks

On the 1st day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me… a warning against a phishing attempt. Scammers pretending to be Netflix have been sending emails asking me to update my payment information. Before responding, log into your Netflix account directly and check whether they made the request.  

On the 2nd day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … a safe way to shop online. Avoid online shopping on public Wi-Fi networks. Hackers with little technology expertise can intercept your name and credit card information. Make sure you do your online shopping with a secured connection.  

On the 3rd day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … A Security Vulnerability Assessment. The best way to protect your business is to perform cybersecurity vulnerability assessments on a regular basis. These assessments will help identify the vulnerabilities in your network, systems, and hardware. Which Devfuzion will use to improve your threat mitigation and prevention processes. 

On the 4th day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … buying gifts without getting hacked. Keep an eye out for email scams like special discounts and offers – make sure you confirm who the email was sent from or avoid opening it at all. It could a phishing email and infect your computer with a link or attachment containing a virus.  

On the 5th day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … two-step verification tips! It might be extra work to get into your accounts, but it will save you time, money, and personal information in the long run. The different types of multi-factor authentication are: Something You Know: Password/passphrase or pin. Something You Have: Security Token or App, Verification text/call/email, or smart card.  Something You Are: Fingerprint, facial recognition, or voice recognition. 

On the 6th day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … a reminder to keep devices updated. The best thing you can do for your information is back it up and keep your operating system and security software up to date.  

On the 7th day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … tips for creating strong passwords! Having a complex password is one of the simplest ways to help protect your data against cyber threats. In fact, having strong passwords is becoming more and more important as technology becomes more advanced.  

On the 8th day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … a warning about what to post on social media. Don’t post about long vacations or other times you won’t be home. Criminals are looking for empty homes to break into, so posting about your time away can be risky.  

On the 9th day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … A reminder on why endpoint security is important. As technology advances, there is an increase in using personal devices in for work. While this modern way to work is convenient and we can access our work from many different devices and locations, it also means that there is an increase in cyber threats. Endpoint security makes it so that no matter where these devices are the data within them can stay safe and secure.  

On the 10th day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … ways to stay protected against ransomware. Backups are the only thing that can save an organization’s data after a ransomware attack. You need to have offline backups AND cloud backups. The best way to prevent a ransomware attack is to make sure no malicious links or attachments are clicked in the first place. Which is why end user training is essential to protecting your business. 

On the 11th day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … Resources to check a URL. If you received a “Phishy” email, check the link before you click. There are many link checkers online that will analyze suspicious links for free. The link checker will tell you if the link is going to direct you to malware or ransomware.   
Here are some popular link checkers: Norton SafeWeb, Google Transparency Report, and URLVoid  

On the 12th day of Cybersecurity, Devfuzion gave to me … Cyber Security Solutions! Devfuzion offers many kinds of cybersecurity solutions for businesses of all sizes. From comprehensive email protection solutions which can help against spam, viruses, spoofing, phishing, and spyware attacks to Endpoint Security Solutions and Backups to protect your company’s data. Some products can even protect and/or train your staff for as little as $2 per user per month! 

Questions?

Please contact us today if you have any questions, concerns, or if you are interested in an Cyber Security Services.  

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