Ways To Protect Yourself From Workplace Vulnerabilities:
Use VPN: Virtual Private Network (VPN) encrypts your online browsing activity and does not allow hackers to interfere in your activity. This prevents hackers from tracking your movements and steals your personal information. If you are working in the public place and sharing the network with strangers then you must use VPN as it will hide your IP Address and makes your connection secure.
Do Not Open Emails From Strangers: If the user receives the phishing email from hackers with malware attached in it, then you should not download the attachment as it will damage your network. And drive-by downloads will install malware in your device if in case, you do not want to download it. Hence, it is advised you should not open the emails from person whom you don’t know.
Check Devices Are Up To Date: If in case, the user does not have security software, web browsers and then it is advised you should set the devices to update automatically and for this you should turn on those automatic updates now. Remember, updates will fix the security holes which are identified in your devices.
Use Strong Passwords: It is advised you should use strong passwords in order protect yourself from identity theft. You should not use child’s birth date, age, pet’s name or password like “12345678” for your online accounts. You should create a password which should be easy to remember but hard to guess. It should be the combination of numbers, symbols and characters etc. The user can also take help of the password manager to create your password for all your online accounts and store in it. For more security, you should change your passwords regularly.
Enable Two-Factor Authentication: When you logged into the accounts by using your username and password, you have to verify your identity with Two-factor authentication. The user will verify their identity just by entering a code which is sent to their phone. After this, you should answer a security question. This procedure will take few minutes to log in to your accounts but this will add additional layer of security to your online accounts.
Backup Your Data: If the customer becomes a victim of malware attack then they cannot be able to back up their data and they can lose their essential data. If you back up your data, then it will create fewer problems for you. In case, hacker’s attacks on your device, but you already have your backup data and then there is no need to pay ransom to the hackers and also your company’s document is protected.
With this above tips you can protect yourself from Workplace vulnerabilities. For more security of your device, you should have Webroot antivirus via www.webroot.com/safe.