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Set user-specific restrictions on your business network

Not every employee needs access to every file. You can keep sensitive information safe by setting specific access permissions so that only authorized users can read certain documents. This reduces the risk that private information will be leaked, whether it be by someone on the inside or outside of the organization.

Get in the habit of pressing “Deny” rather than “Accept”

The benefits of accepting permissions or cookies are relatively few for the average consumer. Yes, your ad experience may be more relevant and your mobile experience may be more efficient, but your private information may also be at risk. When you land on a site you don’t often visit — or have no plans of […]

The fewer devices and accounts you have, the more protected you are

The best way to stay protected online is to reduce the surface area for bad actors to attack. For every account, there’s a doorway into your private data. For every device, there may be a dozen different accounts. Risk, as a result, increases exponentially as this process goes on. Rather than spread yourself thin across […]

Have your devices go to sleep quicker

Password-protected PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones all have limit points at which they lock their screens, requiring re-entry of the passcode or PIN. The time frame for relocking is changeable, but the safest option is to force anyone attempting to log in to re-enter the device password immediately. That way, you don’t have to worry […]

Worried about protecting your business? Try a cloud-based solution

Businesses collect large amounts of data. This makes them susceptible to cyberattack, especially from hackers aiming to hold a company ransom. The best way for an organization to protect its data is to automate security protocols with cloud technology. Artificial intelligence and machine learning can patrol your network end-to-end so that suspicious activity won’t go […]

Don’t bank or shop on unsecure public networks

When viewing your online bank balance or making a purchase, it’s best to avoid networks you don’t normally use, especially public Wi-Fi hotspots that might reveal your activity to unwanted cybercriminals. Handle important transactions on your password-protected home network or with the help of a virtual private network (VPN) service.