The cyber protection dos and don’ts of starting a new job

Starting a new job or position can be exciting, but it's important to keep cybersecurity in mind.

Here are some dos and don'ts to keep in mind:


✔️ Use a strong, unique password for all of your accounts

✔️ Use a password manager to store your passwords and create complex and unique passwords.

✔️ Keep your computer and mobile devices updated with the latest security patches - if it needs a restart, restart it!

✔️ Be cautious of suspicious emails or messages, and never click on links or provide personal information without verifying the sender's identity - including executives and managers within the organisation.

✔️ Use a reputable antivirus software and firewall to protect your devices- make sure it is on and updated regularly.

✔️ Take advantage of any security training or resources offered by your employer - free training is also available at wiser-training.

✔️ Be the force for change in the cybersecurity space of the business.


✖️ Share your password with anyone, ever, no matter who!

✖️ Use public Wi-Fi networks to access sensitive business information or to complete financial transactions

✖️ Always use a VPN when connected to an unsecured or insecure wifi network

✖️ Leave your devices unlocked or unattended - before you walk away (Microsoft -control alt delete - enter)

✖️ Click on links or download attachments from unknown sources

✖️ Neglect to report any suspicious activity or security breaches to your IT department or supervisor.

✖️ Take a selfie with your security pass and post it on social media

By following these guidelines, you can help protect yourself and your employer from potential cybersecurity threats.

Stay safe and enjoy your new job!

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