On World Cybersecurity Day, in an increasingly digitised business world, we focus our attention on safeguarding our digital assets. Cybersecurity becomes a fundamental pillar to preserve integrity and confidentiality.
It is worth noting that more than half of all attacks on a corporation come from user workstations. Offering security training to employees is beneficial to prevent potential vulnerabilities in the company’s digital infrastructure.
Here are a few points to strengthen digital defence in everyday life.
Choosing strong passwords is essential to protect the integrity of our accounts and data. Avoid common passwords such as “123456”, “password” and “123456789”, as they are easily predictable and pose significant security risks. It is therefore essential to create passwords without personal information or predictable patterns. Also avoid writing down passwords and do not use the same passwords for personal and corporate accounts. Opting for unique combinations, which include special characters and are difficult to guess, will contribute significantly to strengthening our online security.
It is a good practice to use a password manager, there are some very good ones, it makes life easier for users, it eliminates papers or easily accessible places where we remember the large list of passwords we have to remember on a daily basis.
Since passwords are not completely secure, even when we take into account the provisions already discussed, using multiple authentication methods strengthens security. Some email services already use these features, such as sending a password to your mobile phone each time you log in after entering your password.
Secure email communications
Email has been identified as one of the weakest points in digital security, accounting for almost half of all attacks. Avoiding opening attachments from unknown senders are key practices. To further strengthen protection, it is recommended to purchase specialised tools that encrypt messages, providing an additional layer of security to prevent unauthorised interception.
Always log off
When you have finished using an account, it is very important to log out, as this prevents sensitive data from being stolen or unauthorised downloading of data by third parties. This advice is especially important when logging on to a computer that is not your usual computer.
Today, cybersecurity measures to protect your company from cyber threats are more crucial than ever. From the security of computers to the integrity of software and websites.
Keeping software up to date
Regular software updates are essential to a comprehensive enterprise cybersecurity strategy to patch vulnerabilities and protect information from potential threats. This process is vital as it closes security loopholes and protects against the danger of leaks of confidential material in these cyber-attacks.
HTTPS protocol on websites
Websites that have the SSL/TLS certificate encrypt the personal information that is entered on these pages, making it very difficult for them to be attacked by intruders. On the other hand, the SSL/TLS security certificate helps to prevent web visitors from being scammed by phishing, giving more confidence in corporate pages.
Creating a backup is one of the ways to make sure that important data is safe in case of an attack. Backups should be made on a regular basis and stored in different locations to prevent hackers from accessing them. There are tools available to perform such backups on a scheduled and configurable basis. Do not forget to always have enough space in the cloud or on your own servers for backups.
Antivirus and firewall
Using anti-virus and firewall software provides an additional layer of security by detecting malicious programs and websites. With the help of this type of software, you will be able to protect your data and make it a little more difficult for hackers by notifying them of malicious programs and sites. Always consider antivirus software with good reviews and frequent updates, as new viruses are appearing all the time.
Avoiding software from unknown sources
To avoid malware, antivirus software is one of the best options, but above all we must be very careful when browsing pages without a security certificate and when downloading files from unreliable or unknown sources.
The most important thing is not to let our guard down, not to be overconfident and to incorporate measures into our daily work habits.