Tobias joined us fabulous lot at The Adventure Service on Work Experience at the end of January 2020. He has been working closely with Rachael, our Office Manager, on improving our company’s cyber security. He will also be studying cyber security soon at University.
In a world where technology dominates our life, it is important that we all stay as safe online as we can to avoid data breaches. There are many things you can put in place to decrease the chances of this happening.
Our expert Tobias is wanting to share his top five tips on cyber security with you, so you can stay safe online!
1. Regularly Restarting Your Phone By regularly restarting your phone, this resets your IP addresses which then makes them more accessible to other devices.
2. Doing Regular Software Updates Software patches can be issued when security flaws are discovered. If you find these software update notifications to be annoying, you’re not alone. But you can consider them the lesser of two evils when weighing up rebooting your device versus putting yourself at risk for malware and other types of computer infection.
3. DON’T Use The Same Password For Everything If you use the same password for everything, it makes your devices and accounts much easier to hack them and have a data breach. If you use the same password everywhere, sooner or later one of those sites will get compromised and someone will know your password. Quantum Computing will soon be mainstream, so we won’t even need passwords!
4. Anti-Virus Software Make sure you have some sort of anti-virus software downloaded to your devices to keep them safe. Some devices are built in with them already, such as Windows Defence, but that is absolutely trash! Have a look around for the different anti-virus software, you don’t have to pay loads for a decent one. There are some good free ones about.
5. Use Apps You Trust Finally, I would recommend only downloading applications you trust and letting them through your firewall. Once you download applications and they make their way through your firewall, they open ports. This them makes your device easier to hack.