Welcome to our guide on ensuring your safety while working in the online realm.

As more of our professional lives move into the digital space, it's essential to adopt good practices to protect your information and maintain a secure online presence. Here are some key tips to help you work safely in the online environment.

Strong Passwords

Create strong and unique passwords for your accounts. A mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols is ideal. Avoid using easily guessable information like birthdays or names. Try using passwords made up of 3-5 unrelated words or a complex phrase

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Enable 2FA whenever possible. This adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of verification beyond your password.

Learn more about 2FA

Multi-factor authentication at Oxy

Device Security

Secure your devices with PINs, passwords, or biometric authentication. Lock your computer or device when not in use.

Limit Personal Information Sharing

Be cautious about sharing personal information online, especially on social media. Cybercriminals can exploit this information for targeted attacks.

Stay Alert for Phishing

Be cautious of emails, messages, or links asking for personal information. Verify the sender's identity and don't click on suspicious links.

Learn more about Phishing
  • Tips on identifying fraudulent emails
  • Report potential phishing messages
Secure Wi-Fi Connections

Use strong passwords for your home Wi-Fi network and avoid public Wi-Fi for sensitive tasks. If using public Wi-Fi, consider using a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your connection.

Regular Updates

Keep your operating system, software, and applications up to date. Updates often include security patches that defend against vulnerabilities.

Backup Your Data

Regularly backup your important files to an external source or cloud storage. This ensures you won't lose your data in case of a cyberattack or hardware failure.

Safe Downloads

Only download software and apps from reputable sources. Be cautious of unofficial websites that may host malicious content.

Remember, maintaining cybersecurity is a continuous effort. By implementing these practices, you contribute to a safer online environment for yourself and your colleagues. Stay vigilant, stay secure!

Education is Key

Stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats and best practices. Understanding potential risks empowers you to make safer choices online. 

Check out our Cybersecurity Training Portal

Our Litmos Cybersecurity Training Portal is designed to make learning about cybersecurity and data protection easy and accessible.

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