Coronavirus related cyber fraud 29/04/2020

There has been reported an increase in fraud related to coronavirus, as we’ve previously reported, so we have put together some tips to help you protect your business, so if you have employees working at home;

1.    Encourage employees to change their default passwords on their home routers to help prevent malicious access.

2.    Protect information with an internal ‘need-to-know’ policy. If storing information on a central file server, manage who has access to these files. This can help prevent accidental or deliberate data loss.

3.    Make it protocol across the business for employees to use strong and unique passwords and ensure these are updated regularly. You could also consider using a two-factor authentication as this would make it harder for cyber criminals to access your information.

4.    Utilise encryption capabilities to protect your sensitive data so that only authorised users will be able to access it.

5.    Invest in, and regularly test, your network security and infrastructure.

6.    Revisit your cyber training with all employees so they know how to spot a phishing scam and how to share data / information securely.

7.    If you are allowing employees to use their own device review your BYOD (the practice of allowing the employees of an organization to use their own computers, smartphones, or other devices for work purposes) policy.

8.    Have a recovery plan in place to ensure you can recover data quickly and keep your business running as efficiently as possible.