5 Tips to Keep You and Your Sensitive Data Secure

5 Tips to Keep You and Your Sensitive Data Secure

05/20/2020 Tags: Announcements, In the News, COVID-19

It would be nice if the bad guys would give it a rest during a pandemic. But no, hackers are still hard at it, preying on people’s fears and distractions to try to steal personal and financial information.

Whether you’re still working from home or back in the office, take note of these tips to safeguard your and your company’s information:

  • Early on, web video conferencing services like Zoom were giving away their services for free. But not long after, privacy and security worries started popping up, and “Zoombombing” entered our lexicon. To Zoom’s credit, they have made some security changes and recently acquired a security company to help them address some of their most pressing security issues, but concerns remain. Zoom is continuing to improve and will be a great future business case study on exponential growth, security, and adaptation going forward. In the meantime, if you or your company is looking for more secure options, check out this list from Computerworld.
  • There’s been an uptick in phishing attacks — where fraudsters send emails to try to entice individuals to divulge passwords and other sensitive information. KnowBe4, a phishing security company, offers these tips to help you defend yourself.
  • It’s always a good idea to make sure you have antivirus software on your computer. Microsoft is offering Windows Defender for free for Windows 10.
  • Take advantage of free services to move your team to the cloud. Bleeping Computer has a safe list of what’s available for free during the crisis.
  • If you are working from home now, The Verge and KnowBe4 both have some suggestions to help you adapt and remain secure.

And remember: Always think before you click.

This communication is intended to provide general information on legislative COVID-19 relief measures as of the date of this communication and may reference information from reputable sources. Although our firm has made every reasonable effort to ensure that the information provided is accurate, we make no warranties, expressed or implied, on the information provided. As legislative efforts are still ongoing, we expect that there may be additional guidance and clarification from regulators that may modify some of the provisions in this communication. Some of those modifications may be significant. As such, be aware that this is not a comprehensive analysis of the subject matter covered and is not intended to provide specific recommendations to you or your business with respect to the matters addressed.

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