Cyber criminals continuously prey on unsuspecting computer users. In just the past year, hackers have claimed millions of dollars from individuals and companies. All it takes is a clever email attachment or a link to a virus-infected website.
Bigger Brains aims to combat cyber threats in their new “Staying Safe Online” course by:
- Enabling Two-factor Authentication.
Most secure websites, including banks or cloud storage services, offer two-factor (or multi-factor) authentication. This means that in addition to a password the site or service requires an additional proof of identity such as a code sent to a recipient’s cellphone in a text message.
- Avoid Unprotected Wi-Fi Networks.
Wi-Fi networks that do not require a password are easy targets for cyber criminals. Lack of encryption gives hackers access to other computers in the network allowing them to watch for passwords, financial data, or other private information.
- Connect to Websites with a Secure Connection.
When visiting or logging into a website, be sure that the connection is secure. Users can identify secure websites by the “https” tag at the beginning of the web address; in addition, a lock symbol to the left or right of the web address will indicate a secure connection. Legitimate workplace logins will always have these identifying markers to reassure its members of a secure connection. Review web addresses carefully.
Contact us today to learn more about this course and how it can benefit your company!