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FIVE TIPS FOR IT SECURITY IN COMPANIES
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APPLY AN IT SECURITY POLICY IN YOUR COMPANY
Ignorant employees are the main threat to company's IT security, because they unintentionally and due to their IT behavior and habits, might give hostile intruders access to internal IT systems. Defined rules and guidelines can help to make employees vigilant and attentive to IT threats. That is why all companies should have an IT security policy that is known and followed by all company employees .
Here follows two examples of restrictions and requirements that could be included in an IT security policy
- Change password regularly. Set up the IT system so that passwords are renewed on a regular basis, for example every 90th day.
- Do not open emails from unknown sources and especially do not open attached files from unknown sources.
KEEP YOUR ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM UPDATED
New IT threats like viruses that can attack IT systems and do harm to the company emerge constantly. Therefore, make sure to instantly install new updates for your antivirus software.
APPLY SSL TO SECURE INFO AND VALIDATE WEBSITES
All companies should apply SSL certificates to protect their core business. An SSL certificate ensures that the website you connect to actually is the website it claims to be and also lets you exchange encrypted information with the website, due to the website identity has been validated by a Certificate Authority (CA). You should never exchange info with websites, which are not marked with https (the ‘s’ is for ‘secure’). The SSL certificate 's padlock is found in the upper left or right corner of the browser, left or right of the URL (depending on your browser type). If you click on it, you can see usable information about issuance, visible security level, company data more.
AVOID SPAM WITH CAPTCHA
Make sure to apply CAPTCHA on all contact interfaces of your website to avoid spam. CAPTCHA is a security procedure to distinguish humans from computers and thus can secure websites from hacker and spam attacks controlled by a computer. An example of CAPTCHA is an image of a row of distorted letters that the user must identify and type in on the keyboard to access a specific web page.
TEACH YOUR EMPLOYEES TO SPOT WHEN AN EMAIL IS PHISHING
Phishing is when a hostile source tries to cheat internet users to send confidential information as they claim to be a specific company or institution. By clicking on a link in a phishing email, you will risk to be redirected to a fake website that steals the user’s personal information. Often, phishing emails look very much like a ‘real’ email from the sender.
It seems very simple, however, one false click on a link can have fatal consequences.