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In today’s video blog we are talking CyberSecurity & Data Breaches – here’s the thing
Everyone is getting hacked..
What we mean by that the likelihood that at some point in the very near future your account will get compromised or hacked is high.
It’s important to start off this video blog by understanding that when it comes to Security everyone is at a different place – but we can all practise better digital hygiene.
So with that in mind lets take a look at what we can do. Are you ready to take action?
1: Passwords are not enough
Back in the day a password might have done the job in keeping your account secure in 2021 however it just doesn’t cut it. Your password needs to have the following ingredients
Needs to be unique & containing at least 12-16 characters including uppercase, lower case, numbers and symbols
2: Use a Password Manager
This is really going to help with digital hygiene not only will it help keep your passwords safe but it will also get you into the habit of creating a unique password for each website and platform you use.
3: Set up 2-factor Authentication
Most platforms and websites offer some form of 2 step authentication however it’s not turned on by default. By turning this on adds a second layer of security to your account. 2 Factor authentication once enabled requires you to enter a code or use an authenticator app such as Authy to log in to your account.
4: Check HaveIBeenPwned
Now you may or may not have heard of this website but it’s worth knowing about. Have I Been Pwned allows you to search across multiple data breaches to see if your email address or phone number has been compromised. It also offers a handy alert notification in which you will be notified if your information appears on any future data breaches
5: Be careful about Information you share & what you click on
When signing up for platforms and websites be careful about the information which you disclose – remember the more information you share the greater the risk. Tighten up on your social media privacy and be careful about clicking on suspicious social media posts, links and text messages. Remember if it’s to good to be true it often is.
We hope you have found this tips useful & helpful the important thing to do now is to take action and implement them. If you’d like any further help please reach out and get in touch.
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