31 Cybersecurity Tips for October

It is October, and we have something other than a pumpkin spice latte to get excited about. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Since there are thirty-one days in October, let’s take a look at thirty-one cybersecurity tips.

 

  1. Train all staff members on cybersecurity routinely.
  2. Use strong passwords that are easy to remember and hard to guess.
  3. Properly dispose of electronic media.
  4.  Use encryption to protect data and minimize breaches
  5.  Back up your data regularly.
  6.  Test your data backups to ensure they are working as expected.
  7.  Ensure you patch your operating systems and all applications
  8.  Use multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  9.  Don’t use public charging stations.
  10.  Remove unused apps to eliminate vulnerabilities.
  11.  Use trusted anti-virus and anti-malware software.
  12.  Be aware and don’t overshare on social media.
  13.  Have a mobile device action plan.
  14.  Regularly audit systems to identify anomalies.
  15.  Stay updated on current threats.
  16.  Beware of malvertising.
  17.  Document policies and procedures.
  18.  Work with a trusted IT vendor.
  19.  Keep your web browsers updated.
  20.  Avoid connecting to unsecured wi-fi networks.
  21.  Don’t plug unknown devices into your computer.
  22.  Confirm requests via multiple lines of communication.
  23.  Be proactive in your compliance and cybersecurity.
  24.  Monitor your credit and financial statements.
  25.  Perform vulnerability scans and penetration tests.
  26.  Have a disaster recovery plan in place.
  27.  Review access controls regularly.
  28.  Perform a data audit.
  29.  Always lock your devices.
  30.  Think before you click.
  31. Delete old accounts that you no longer use.

Now that we have covered to most important thirty-one cybersecurity tips to protect your business, you may be even more terrified than ever. To learn more about cybersecurity awareness month and what you can do to help protect your business from a breach, reach out to your Pendello Solutions team today.

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