Cybersecurity Checklist for Summer

Cybersecurity Checklist for Summer

Summer is just around the corner and to make sure you get the most out of it, we will provide you with the best five tips on how to stay safe in the warm weather in terms of cybersecurity.

 

Fraudulent hotel websites. If you’re planning to go on holiday this summer, try and book it directly through one of the travel companies. Third parties may seem cheaper but this might be for a reason – to scam you. Be careful when using third parties.

Don’t over-publicise it. It’s great to let your friends know where you’re going on holiday, but make sure not to put specific dates on places like Facebook and other social media websites. This leads to the world knowing some important information. How well do you know everyone in your contacts?

Monitor your children. With school finished for summer and your children having more spare time than ever before, be careful to check regularly that they are safe online. This could mean limiting the amount of hours they spend on their devices or what specific types of pages they access.

Public WiFi Networks. It is always handy when there is a hotspot to save your data. However, ensuring you do not access apps or websites containing important information on Public networks is vital. Cybercriminals target these sorts of places.

Most Importantly Enjoy Yourself! Once everything is in place, enjoy your summer. It’s time to relax!

 

At Matrix, we act as your ‘outsourced IT department’, providing help to businesses in Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton and across the Hampshire region. To find out how we can help your business with our services, please contact a member of our team on 01329 888444. Alternatively, email us at moreinfo@mtxit.com or complete the consultation form on our new website: https://www.mtxit.com.

Working Remotely and the Risks Involved

Working Remotely and the Risks Involved

Working remotely is easier than ever before. The Cloud is now part of our everyday lives at work and at home. It is becoming a popular solution as bandwidth and internet connections become quicker and more stable proving very beneficial to many business’. However, there are still risks of working remotely that you still need to be wary about:

 

– The Cloud and WiFi. Wireless internet access is available mostly everywhere now so you can connect from anywhere you like. However, using public WiFi is a danger due to many networks being unsecured, making it a prime target for potential hackers. Be careful what information you type in and what apps you access when on public WiFi hotspots.

– Losing your devices. If a device is lost or stolen, the chances are your work will be lost unless it is saved to the right places. Also, if your device gets in the wrong hands, important information can be exploited. Make sure you have a back-up of your work just in case the worst-case scenario happens.

– Employee Efficiency. If one of your workers is constantly working remotely, how can you be sure that they’re getting all their work done? Having a workforce that constantly works remotely does not always bring benefits or success. Be sure to check their progress and when they last accessed certain documents to make sure you are getting the most out of your team.

At Matrix, we act as your ‘outsourced IT department’, providing help to businesses in Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton and across the Hampshire region. To find out more on how working remotely will affect your specific business, please contact a member of our team on 01329 888444. Alternatively, email us at moreinfo@mtxit.com or complete the consultation form on our new website: https://www.mtxit.com.