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Cybersecurity Tips for Business

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

A continous list of tried and tested cybersecurity tips for businesses around the world to help prevent cyber attacks. For more advice and enhancement to your business Cybersecurity (IT Security) book a free 30minute CyberPulsecheck chat today.


Why are we sharing CyberTips? It helps us all be aware and more secure by taking certain actions to prevent a disaster in the organisation. When everyone in teh organisation is informed then there is less likely a chance that one person ends up being the cause of a major IT disaster.

CyberTips Contents:

#1: Don't install 3rd party apps before checking with IT

#2: Avoid clicking on ads online, links in SMS or Email or on Websites.




CyberTip #1: Don't install 3rd party apps before checking with IT

Scenario: If you are a staff member at a business and your collegue tells you about this cool app that does this, please always get IT to check whether the app is safe.


Prevents a Disaster:

  1. You install a software laced with a ransomware virus.

  2. This encrypts everything on your local computer and encrypts everything on company cloud storage shared drives like Sharepoint, OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box etc.

  3. Company is then out of action permanently or is crippled severely in service delivery.


What to do: So best advice is please don't install 3rd party apps from usb, email or websites before checking with IT. If you use Cyberkite for your IT, contact us to check the app before install and we will check the software in a number of ways and scan it for safety, then report back. This is especially true of free apps online as they sometimes come packaged with viruses or malware.


CyberTip #2: Avoid clicking on ads online, links in SMS or Email or on Websites.

Scenario: You get a link to do something via email but the email looks weird (badly formatted) or sender address is unrelated to the display name or when you hover over any links they show up as unrelated to that companies website.


Prevents a Disaster:

  1. You press on the link

  2. Installs a ransomware or other type of virus.

  3. This encrypts everything on your local computer and encrypts everything on company cloud storage shared drives like Sharepoint, OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box etc.

  4. Company is then out of action permanently or is crippled severely in service delivery.


What to do: DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING suspicious. Do not click any online ads becuase you don't know which ones are safe and which ones are not. Check the sender email and display name and hover ovver any links to check if they are form the sender or show up as strange website link. Never click it. Submit a request to Cyberkite to check the email and the link to see if its safe.

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Michael is a technology and cybersecurity professional with over 18 years of experience. He offers unique insights into the benefits and potential risks of technology from a neurodiverse perspective. He believes that technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master. In his blog articles, Michael helps readers better understand and use technology in a beneficial way. He is also a strong supporter of mental health initiatives and advocates for creating business environments that promote good mental health.

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