You’ve likely heard of phishing – you know, the scams where someone sends you a fake email to trick you into giving up your password or banking information. Most of us have heard about phishing many, many times. So many times, in fact, that we’re tempted to tune it out and think to ourselves, “Ha, I would never fall for one of those scams.”
When it comes to protecting your computer network, we spend a lot of time talking about hacking, viruses, and cybercrime. While it’s incredibly important to protect your business from digital attacks, you also need to think about the physical security of your network.
People have many commonsense ways of protecting themselves, their homes, and their belongings. You likely practice safety habits daily like locking the front door or keeping valuables out of sight, yet how often do you think to lock your work computer before walking away? The unfortunate truth is that employees are often the cause of security breaches and malware infections. Companies owe it to themselves to help employees develop safer computing habits and be more conscientious of their use of the company’s computers.