A few weeks ago, we posted a blog about some of the email scams that are being used to manipulate people into sharing their personal information during the COVID-19 pandemic. This fraudulent activity is on the rise and comes in many different variations and guises but are essentially the same scam. So, to help combat this issue further, we wanted to share some more information to help keep you cyber safe!
Ensure there is basic security in place, including firewalls, anti-virus software and email filters to stop malicious IP addresses or domains for example. Always keep your computer up to date with the latest security patches.
Many of these attacks rely on getting a password one way or another. Using two-factor authentication – ensuring another form of identification is needed, such as a security code sent to your mobile phone or email – where available, will make it more difficult for hackers to get into an account.
Use basic security software that stops malicious attacks and warns you about suspicious activity. This includes firewalls, anti-virus, malware and spyware detection software.
Always do a regular check to make sure that web browsers and security software have the latest updates and security patches.
Ensure Employees are Aware of Security Best Practices, including these simple tips:
Keep computers used for personal use such as social media, personal emails and general internet browsing separate from computers used for jobs such as processing financial information.
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