1. Update and Pick the Strongest Password!
Create passwords with at least 12 characters that use numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters and special characters like #@!&, etc.
Change your password at least every 6 months.
Don’t recycle the same password on multiple accounts.
Don’t use dictionary words, names, dates or personal information.
2. Use an Anti-Virus Program
Anti-virus programs are your first line of defense against viruses and cyber criminals. An anti-virus program is only reliable if it is active and updated regularly with daily scans.
3. Utilize Data Backup and Recovery
Having backups in place will limit data loss and help to speed up the recovery process. In best practice, backups should be kept on a seperate drive and stored offline.
4. Keep your Systems Updated and Patched
Educate your staff on strong passwords, safe web surfing and how to identify scams. NO matter how protected your network is, everything could be compromised if someone opens the wrong email or visits a bad site.