As pledged last week, in my piece on cryptolockers, today I am running a code of best practice to guard against email-related cyber-attacks. The bulk of cyber-defence, in terms of software and server monitoring, is the responsibility of a business’ IT department or service provider. However, there are measures that the individual employee can, and should, follow on a day-to-day basis to help protect their company’s data. These measures are not particularly arduous chores; rather, they are basic steps, applicable to employees of any level in any organisation.
These are also applicable to your personal computers and other devices as well, so even if you’re not connected to an employers network, these precautions are an important part of keeping your own stuff safe!