Are you aware of the cyber risks that could affect you and your family while working from home?
If your home devices are accessed by an unauthorised person, you can be held accountable for anything that the cyber criminal does!
Cyber criminals can intercept your WiFi network, lead you to fake websites, perform illegal activities and access illegal content, infect your device with malware or even steal your data. It is essential to know what you need to do to protect yourself from an attack, especially when working from home has become so common in 2021.
Things you can do to stay protected
• Keep your home WiFi network secure by updating its firmware. Instructions can be found your router’s manual
• Change your password from the default. Cyber criminals can find default passwords on the internet so if you want to reduce your risk of being a victim of an attack, choose a strong password with a mixture of numbers, upper case, lower case, symbols and at least 8-10 characters.
• Use anti-malware and antivirus software. If you don’t have these installed already, speak to your IT provider about detecting viruses that could infect your computer.
• Double check your emails to ensure the sender is legitimate. Phishing and social engineering is when a cyber criminal impersonates someone to gain sensitive information. Contact your colleagues or clients over the phone before sending sensitive information to reduce your risk of falling victim.
Chill IT hopes that these tips help your working from home experience a safe and protected one!