6 Tips On Safe Internet Use For Small Businesses

6 Tips On Safe Internet Use For Small Businesses

Cyber threats aren’t just an issue for big corporations and governments, as businesses of all sizes are targets too.

Internet usage in offices, whether it be upfront at the receptionist’s desk or in the back office in Human Resources, poses a threat to cybersecurity and can be a gateway to dangers like cyber espionage and identity theft.

Our experts are here to save the web-browsing day. Read below as we take a deep dive into six tips on safe internet use for small businesses in the workplace.

1. Update your web browser.

Updating your web browser will fix any bugs that offer leeway to gaps in security. Neglecting updates offers hackers a better chance of infecting your browser and gaining information from your search history and saved passwords. 

2. Do not save passwords.

Speaking of saved passwords—don’t do it. Many web browsers offer to save passwords for you, which can be convenient but also very dangerous to your cybersecurity. Most browsers allow you to customize settings to prevent them from asking if you want to save your login information across different sites.

3. Set privacy settings.

They’re there for a reason, yet many people fail to use privacy settings. Keep in mind that they can be adjusted to fit your preferences, including location settings and cookie preferences.

4. Only use “https.”

Always check if the website you are visiting is “https” secure. Seeing this at the beginning of a link indicates it uses Secure Sockets Layer. SSL encrypts the information on the website, which means that if a hacker or cyber attacker gains access to the website’s data, the data will not be readable.

5. Use ad blockers.

Ad blockers integrate with your web browser and filter out those annoying ads. A good ad blocker prevents pop-ups and removes unwanted ads that could be malicious in nature.

6. Block websites.

Blocking certain websites not only improves the productivity of your employees, but also prevents risky web browsing. One potential threat of visiting compromised websites is cryptojacking, the term for when attackers take over computers to mine cryptocurrencies.

Got it?

While these tips help in keeping up with cybersecurity at the office, nobody is ever truly safe on the internet. With that being said, staying diligent and aware of potential threats will assist in keeping the precious data of your small business private and secure.

If you’re still unsure about the best practices for your employees using workplace computers or need assistance in blocking harmful websites, our team of professionals at radius180 would can to help your organization.  Give us a call to Do A 180 and get started: 856.282.1131

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