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Cybercrime knows no boundaries. It can happen to any business, big or small, in the same building or on the opposite side of the region. Here are some alarming trends that hit close to home.

So can we avoid staying in digital ?

Absolutely not. Future business relies upon constant, intimate digital connections with suppliers, partners, and customers to stay relevant and competitive. To manage risks, companies need to build pervasive cyber resilience enabling cyber protection into everything they do today and plan to do in future.

Companies need to infuse security into everything they do—and every new thing they are preparing to do.

Five ways to build cyber safe environment.

1.Keep Your Privacy Settings On.

Marketers love to know all about you, and so do hackers. Both can learn a lot from your browsing and social media usage. But you can take charge of your information. As noted by Lifehacker, both web browsers and mobile operating systems have settings available to protect your privacy online. Major websites like Facebook also have privacy-enhancing settings available. These settings are sometimes (deliberately) hard to find because companies want your personal information for its marketing value. Make sure you have enabled these privacy safeguards, and keep them enabled.

2. Keep Personal Information Professional and Limited.

Potential employers or customers don’t need to know your personal relationship status or your home address. They do need to know about your expertise and professional background, and how to get in touch with you. You wouldn’t hand purely personal information out to strangers individually—don’t hand it out to millions of people online.

3. Be Careful What You Download.

A top goal of cybercriminals is to trick you into downloading malware—programs or apps that carry malware or try to steal information. This malware can be disguised as an app: anything from a popular game to something that checks traffic or the weather.

4.Educate your employees.

May be a age old common tip, but humans play a important role in cyber security. Involve your employees in all discussions, make them feel responsible of your business.

5.Keep Your Antivirus Program Up To Date.

Internet security software cannot protect against every threat, but it will detect and remove most malware—though you should make sure it’s to date. Be sure to stay current with your operating system’s updates and updates to applications you use. They provide a vital layer of security.

Let us know if you need any help in knowing more about cyber security. Depending on the business model Penta can help you create a secured workspace without any hustle.

For more send us a email to info@pentasolutions.com.au.