Even if you run anti-virus software, spyware protection, and a firewall, you may still be an easy target for identity theft, hackers and cyber criminals. There are settings to protect your valuable data, and many of these settings are simply a matter of awareness. There are three critical steps to help prevent accidental access to your computer network and confidential information:
- Avoid downloading free music files, videos, or programs from file-sharing sites. If you download stolen materials, the potential for worms and viruses are greater. As a business owner, set up web filtering software to prevent staff from the download of unauthorized programs or files.
- Avoid responding to unknown e-mails that ask you to verify your account information. The emails may look legitimate, but there are hundreds of phishing scams and malware established to access your account information.
- Request identification from anyone who asks for physical access to electronic equipment within your environment. In most every case, if outsiders are granted access, an IT professional should always be in the loop.
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