Secure internet use
Illegitimate sites and downloads can take down your business in a flash.
The danger of the internet is that you’re only ever one click away from putting yourself, your clients and your business at risk. This can result in a possible loss of trust from your clients and a loss of reputation as a professional.
Here are some tips to avoid this:
- Have a high-quality paid version of malware antivirus software installed on every device.
- Be careful what you click on! Hover over click-through links to make sure that you recognise the link, and the spelling is correct. Also, if a URL has the lock symbol it is secure, if it doesn’t it’s easy for hackers to take over that site.
- When downloading online avoid clicking on what looks like the ads. They could potentially be a program for downloading some malware onto your device.
- Be careful with entering your personal information or any details into a site unless you completely trust it’s a legitimate site.