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5 Simple Cyber Security things you need to think about

M9 understands that cyber security is a major priority for your organisation. Not only are the majority of our customers small multi-nationals, we are one ourselves.  Travelling and using devices in different locations can increase the security challenges for your organisation, as you could be exposing your users and PC’s to security vulnerabilities.

How can you protect your users?

Your user’s internet traffic should be encrypted. Some nation states inspect traffic, in other words, they can see what you browse. It is important that your traffic is protected to reduce the chances of someone stealing your data.

Block the bad, allow the good. As everyone is moving to the cloud, it makes it more difficult to manage what people are accessing internally and externally. Do you know what your users are accessing in the cloud? Uploading sensitive information can create vulnerabilities to your business.

Don’t trust anything. Zero trust.  Have you got something in place that tells you what is trustworthy and what’s not? Is the site the user accessing safe? Does it contain malware or a redirect to a phishing site?

Bring your own device (BYOD). The modern work place has started to evolve to accommodate users using their own device. When users travel, they tend to use their own devices to access corporate documents. It is essential that your organisation has a BYOD policy in place to avoid misuse of data.  A recent survey suggests that 39% of business have a formal BYOD policy – Forbes.

Cyber Security awareness. Your users are your biggest asset and your biggest risk. Introducing regular internal security awareness training sessions for your staff will enhance their ability to identify, contain and prevent an attack from taking place.  This will help when your users travel for work commitments as they will be more cautious and think before acting.