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Cyber security tips from our web & support team…

We sat down with some of our Web & Support team to talk about their top tips for staying safe online. With most of our working lives & tools now online, it is important to know how to keep your password safe, your security settings up to date and report any suspicious activity to your technical support team. Our team had the following advice...

My best piece of advice would be to keep your social media privacy setting up to date so people don’t know when you’re on holiday or exactly where you live.

James Skinner, Middleweight Designer & Developer

Treat your passwords like underwear. Keep them out of sight, change them frequently and don’t share them with anyone else.

Jean-Mark Bogats, Technical Support

My top tip is to be cautious when connecting to public Wifi. Be careful when entering your personal information online and use a VPN if you can.

Samuel Coles, Middleweight Designer & Developer

My top tip would always be to report an email you think is suspicious even if you’re not too sure.

Lucas Tomblin, Technical Support Apprentice

My top tip is to use a password manager where possible. I would also recommend using two-factor authentication on all of your accounts.

Oliver Bailey, Infrastructure/Dev Ops Engineer

Some other useful tips are: 

  • Don’t leave devices unattended in public areas
  • Make your passwords unique with upper/lower case letters, numbers & special characters - you wouldn’t believe how many people still use password123!!
  • Keep software up to date
  • Back up important documents/information
  • Don’t think ‘it won’t happen to me’
  • Install anti-virus protection
  • Lock up your devices when you’re away 
  • Check if the site you’re using has 'https://'
  • Learn how to recognise spam/suspicious emails 

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