Part of the reason hackers get into your accounts is because they get there through computers. Everything we save nowadays is electronic, and we should be doing everything we can on our end to keep that information safe. So here are some computer security tips that you may want to consider when updating your business’s governance risk and compliance guidelines.
1. Don’t open unsolicited emails. You’ve heard it once; you’ve heard it a thousand times. You aren’t related to a princess in Hungary, you aren’t going to win the British Lottery. Chain emails are a bunch of baloney, and if you don’t know the sender, don’t open it!
2. Change your passwords regularly. Some people never change their passwords, so please remember to change your passwords.
3. Password Protect All Computers. And change it regularly. If you have a computer, even if everyone in your house knows the password, have it protected. It’s even more important if this computer is a laptop or netbook.
4. Don’t have a list of your passwords saved on your computer. If someone gets into your computer remotely, which they can do using Trojans and/or keylogging, they can get those easily.
5. Scan regularly. Speaking of keyloggers, make sure that you have an updated antivirus and some sort of scanner for spyware protection.
6. Always go directly to the website you intend to go to. And speaking of going to the right website, don’t use a search engine if you are intending on downloading something, unless you don’t know the website.
Your business information and finances need to be protected, so be sure that you’re smart about what you’re doing and how you want to do it. Work with IT professionals to see what they recommend and work with them to see what your best options are with your security needs.