Internet Safety Awareness is this month as was chosen by US Congress and support from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). From Internet browsing to checking your work email daily, trained and informed employees behavior may be the best way to protect your business and employees online. BBB serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties offers five ways to keep your employees informed:
1) Encourage good password practices. You should require employees to change their passwords at least every 90 days. If they are having trouble coming up with a new password, give them tips such as using at least 8 characters, include symbols and use both upper and lower case.
2) Always backup their work. It may be a good idea for employees to be instructed to set their computers to back up automatically or manually every so often to protect their work.
3) Keep an eye out for suspicious links. Inform employees to look out for unfamiliar links in email, online ads, attachments and other related sources. Let them know about spam filters.
4) Create Internet safety guidelines. A good first step is to have a guideline of what is safe and what is not. It is a good idea to put these regulations into a document and give to new employees for review.
These tips are just a start to secure, and safe online practices. For more small business information, visit the BBB News Blog or give us a call at (858) 496-2131 Happy Friday!