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National CyberSecurity Awareness - 2

A month of tips for everyone - Part 2

October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month I posted tips every day and this blog is part two of the knowledge shared (Days 11-20).

What’s the average cost of a cybersecurity data breach? is a question that I’m often asked to comment on and the reality is that it’s a figure that most people underestimate. I share the answer in this LinkedIn article.

Your Human Firewall is both your weakest link and your greatest line of defence when it comes to CyberSecurity, the above infographic highlights the points made in my @TEDx talk on the subject - I hope it helps.

Using Public Wi-Fi is risky business, if you can you're better to create a hot spot and/or use your 4G/5G connection, failing that make sure you're using an official Public Wi-Fi point and have a VPN installed

Please NEVER make a payment (at work or at home) based on an instruction that you receive via email - you must ALWAYS verify the payment info with a conversation!

Your CyberSecurity education needs to be owned and driven by the board (with the involvement of HR, corporate comms and IT): Accountability & responsibility needs to be clear and it can only work from the top-down.

Please put CyberSecurity on your agenda before it becomes your agenda.

When browsing the internet don't believe that incognito or privacy mode is truly that. Your online habits are not as private as you probably think they are!

Your connection to the online world brings with it tremendous benefits, but it would be naïve to think that it doesn't also bring big risks. As a CyberAware champion I'm committed to helping non-InfoSec people understand the risks.

Do you want to know what happens when you reply to a spam email? Watch this brilliant TED Talk video 2from James Veitch

Would you share your password/login details in exchange for a chocolate bar? 34%-70% of people would! Watch my video CyberChat to find out more

I'm often asked how to report a cyber crime. In the UK as well as reporting your breach to the ICO (within 72 hours) you should report it to Action Fraud 

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