How to protect yourself from cyber attacks

When the number of remote workers increased a few months ago, cybercriminals started rubbing their hands in glee.

Businesses quickly transitioned to home working arrangements with little or no notice, which left them vulnerable to cyber attacks.

With 4.7 million employees (3.4% of the workforce) in the U.S working from home at least half the week, it’s time to consider how you can mitigate the risk of a cybersecurity attack.

Remote workers require a reliable, secure connection to allow internet browsing and access to business information. But home connections generally don’t have the same level of protection that offices do, so the risk of cyber attack increases.

There are approximately 2,244 cyber attacks every day, with 43% of those data breaches involving small businesses.

Cybercriminals are not just happy with stealing your information; they often destroy data, change programs, and use servers to transmit spam, or malicious code. This makes securing your data even more critical.

By putting the following security features in place, you will reduce the chance of being attacked and losing your information.

Create unique passphrases

The days of using a simple password are gone. Strong passphrases should be your first line of defense.

Avoid using passwords that have a personal meaning, as it takes hackers

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