4 simple steps to help increase your online safety

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In today’s digital landscape, safeguarding your personal information is more crucial than ever. We’re here to guide you through some simple yet effective steps to help increase your online safety.

 

Secure yourself at home

Your home should be a sanctuary, not just from the outside world, but from online threats as well.

  • Data backups: Make it a habit to back up your personal data and cherished memories.
  • Device usage: Keep work devices strictly for work to prevent accidental mishaps.
  • Network security: A secure home network is your first line of defence. Activating your router’s firewall is a smart move.
  • Software vigilance: Stay ahead of the curve by regularly updating your software and antivirus programs.

     

Be Wi-Fi wise

The internet brings the world to your fingertips, but it’s important to use it wisely.

  • Personal banking: Avoid accessing sensitive information like bank accounts on public Wi-Fi.
  • Public networks: Free Wi-Fi can come at a cost. Be cautious and protect your personal details.
  • Password strength: Regularly update your Wi-Fi password from the default to something only you know.

     

Keep your laptop nearby

Your laptop is an extension of your personal space. Keep it close and keep it safe.

  • Travel smart: Always have your laptop by your side when on the move.
  • USB caution: Be wary of unknown USB devices; they could be more than they seem.
  • File storage: Store your files in secure cloud storage rather than directly on your device.

     

Safe remote working

Working remotely offers us freedom, but it also requires vigilance.

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  • VPN use: A VPN can shield your private online activities, turning your data into indecipherable code.
  • Public spaces: Keep prying eyes at bay and be mindful of ‘shoulder surfing’ when out and about.
  • Authentication: Use two-factor authentication to add an extra layer of security to your accounts.
  • Updates: Keep your software up-to-date to fend off the latest cyber threats.
  • Passwords: Strong, unique passwords are your digital keys. Consider using a password manager to keep them robust and secure.

     

Remember, we’re always here to help you navigate your financial journey securely.

Visit our Security Hub for safety tips and other useful information to help protect you and your assets online.

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