What is cyber security? We’ll go first.

Cyber security is a way of protecting your computer, online presence and device data from unauthorized access.

According to Kaspersky, a cyber crime can take the form of phishing, when you receive emails that may contain infected attachments or links to malicious sites. Sometimes, senders may ask the receiver to respond with confidential information as well.

Yet, this is just one example of how technology fraudsters germinate.

With more businesses lately expanding their sale points by going online, now more than ever, business owners and employees are likewise prone to cyber crimes which further include; malware attacks through swift computer virus infection, financial card payment theft, and corporate data sale – A complete mockery on your organizational dealings, processes and digital marketing, don’t you think?

Barefoot Law, an NGO that works on empowering people through provision of legal information, indicates that the 1950 Penal Code Act, the 1950 Criminal Procedure Act and the 1996 Police Act are some of the legal frameworks established in Uganda in the fight against cybercrime.

However, a walk away from the methodological stuff, below are 4 easily-done strategies to protect your business from corporate data sale, phishing, malware attacks and financial payment card fraud approximately.

  • Create and use strong passwords for your business. Quite overstated, right? Well, your birthday, pet name or your fav word might not be the smartest way to safeguard corporate data (tough love is good for the soul). Always consider using passwords that are at least 14 characters long. A combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols will also strengthen your work email password.
  • Analyse the sender before opening any Spam emails/messages. Trace Email Online; this tool finds out the location of the original email sender. In addition to showing just the location, it also shows the city, country, latitudes, longitude, and the ISP of the sender. All these parameters help the receiver to locate the sender and verify if the sender is hiding their identity or they are really from that location from which they claim to be. Have any Spam emails you don’t understand, try using email tracker tools that will help you identify legit business messages.
  • Keep your anti-virus software updated. According to com, a leading authority on technology, the best antivirus protection software in 2021 includes, Nortion AntiVirus Plus and MacAfee AntiVirus Plus which are perfect for protection of devices like Androids, IOS and more. Having your computer protected mitigates cybercrime risks like  hacking,  infected links and increases mindfulness about harmful websites. Is your computer protected?
  • Constantly check your financial statements. Ever heard of the phrase “shooting in the dark?” Judgement that lacks proper analysis is pretty much what a business owner does when they don’t keep track of their transactions. Monitor your financial statements after every credit or debit. Sometimes it’s not a bank error, sometimes it’s someone working really hard on emptying your business savings. You might want to be more keen.

And there you have it, our 4 simple tips on how to protect your business from Tech fraudsters. What was your favourite? Leave us a comment below.


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