Business Cybergigien Checklist — How to stay safe?

Business Cybergigien Checklist — How to stay safe?

Your systems and IT infrastructure are like a separate organism – therefore, in order not to bring viruses and other nasty things, you need to observe cleanliness and hygiene.

We tell you what rules ensure business security.

Just do not immediately stamp your feet and shout that this is banal – most employees do not comply with it – and it is because of it that they get into trouble.

It’s better to check yourself right through the steps.

Competent passwords

Be sure to use unique passwords for each account, complex, at least 12 characters long, and also change them regularly (to avoid leaks). It is better not to write down passwords on a piece of paper and do not throw them off to others — come up with a safe place, for example, to store them in a password manager.

Two – factor authentication

…or more. Set up a secure login for all accounts, including personal ones, so that attackers cannot hack you. And also keep backups of multi-factor authentications in the password manager.


Let all data be automatically copied to disk or to the cloud, so that in case of leakage or loss of information, you can always restore it. Such copying can be configured on almost all resources.

Keep your privacy

Leaks, as a rule, occur simply by carelessness — they posted personal information on social networks, used public Wi-Fi networks, went to an unsafe site, etc. Be vigilant, and do not think that no one needs you. Anyone can get under the hot hand of a hacker.

Don’t open something you’re not sure about

This applies to suspicious emails, files in the mail, and ads on different sites. It is impossible to guess where the malicious virus that will get into your systems is hiding.

Update your apps on time

All firmware and software need to be updated regularly, as with each innovation, developers eliminate vulnerabilities and system errors. You don’t see these works – but they are there.

Use encryption and protection

All devices, computers, tablets, removable disks, cloud storage need to be encrypted, and a reliable antivirus solution should be installed inside.

Connect the firewall

This protection system that prevents unauthorized access to your devices and blocks malicious activity, as well as a firewall can help track device problems.

Well, how many items have you counted?

Most likely, about 50% or even less.

Be sure to check your systems for the presence of these security tools. And we also recommend consulting all employees on the rules of cybersecurity — so that they are ready for possible attacks.