the bureau main site    |    blog home    |    contact us
Cyber Security - simple steps
14th August 2017
Twenty or so years ago most employees did not have a computer on their desk and they certainly did not have a mobile phone. Today both are the norm offering us all the ability to communicate with our work colleagues down the corridor to a client on the other side of the World. Until recently this amazing power has had few restrictions leaving employees to their own devices, so to speak.
 

Now that cyber-criminals are on the prowl, our work routines & behaviour need a little extra discipline. The discipline of using the office computer network & mobile phone devises safely.  

For many organisations this will require a cultural conversion that will take time. Undoing some of the casual practices performed by employees will require its own discipline.  The steps required are simple but require a management commitment to them and the persistence to see them established as norms.

Steps such as –

Routinely & automatically updating operating & application software systems.

Making computer user name logins & passwords strong with a routine to change them.

Encrypting all personal data files

The adoption of a formal & written Cyber Security Policy to include; how to use the office computer network safely, the rules on using mobile phone & storage devises, safe printing, & working from home security.

The nurturing of a cyber security culture amongst employees & not just the full-time IT staff, through office bulletins, notice board, screen savers, & staff meetings

Ensuring that all employees who use their own phones for work have sufficient anti-virus & back-up features including encryption.

Home working adopts the same security as when in the office.

Simple steps that will help protect your business.



Share this post : Digg it! Add to Del.Icio.Us Stumble It! Google Bookmarks YahooMyWeb Facebook  
 
Cyber Security - simple steps
14th August 2017
Your business will be hacked. Are you prepared for it?
26th July 2017
Is your IT security good enough to meet today's threats?
10th July 2017
Cyber Management By Objectives
29th June 2017
Training - Plugging the Gap in Cyber Security
9th June 2017
Archive posts
Copyright © The Bureau