The Christchurch Business club prides itself on being Christchurch’s Premier Business Networking Organisation. Our organisation prospers because of business entities and the biggest threat facing businesses today, regardless of size, age or sector is cybercrime.
The Christchurch Business Club is fortunate to have members who specialize in cybercrime solutions and can tailor packages that meet the needs of both an individual, or business, regardless of size.
We also have executive committee member Michelle MacWilliam who is the brand ambassador for Heimdal Security Software based in Denmark for Australasia; her mandate is to raise the awareness around cyber crime and how easily it is to be attacked and become another statistical victim, much to the delight of both your bank and insurance broker.
Members who wish to discuss their needs are recommended to contact the members who offer solutions within our Christchurch Business Club
We will be calling these insights, short sharp and to the point about being cyber aware and cyber safe.
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Understand that you’re an attractive target for cyber criminals.
If you have money (doesn’t matter how much), data (usernames, passwords, documents, emails, etc.) or a place to work, you’re going to be targeted.
It’s not even personal, as cyber criminals automate most of their attacks.
Don’t ever say “it can’t happen to me.”
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Online shopping safety: never do it from a device that isn’t yours or on a network you don’t own.
Your data could be copied and harvested by cyber criminals.
Make sure you’re the only one spending your money by:
- Using safe network
- Employing strong passwords (password managers FTW!)
- Being careful about which websites you shop at
- Never saving your card details in an online account
- Verifying your transactions weekly to make sure there’s nothing fishy going on.
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Careful about what you plug into your computer.
Never use a USB whose source you don’t know! It can be infected with malware that can even resist formatting.
Don’t let curiosity get the best of you.
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Facebook friends or foes?
Cyber criminals often create fake profiles to befriend you. The ultimate goal is to get you to leak confidential data to them (either about you or the company you work for). Be careful of the friend requests you accept.
Trust no Facebook friend (unless you know them in real life and you’re absolutely, positively sure they can be trusted).
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Who’s looking over your shoulder?
Did you know that bystanders or co-workers can steal your passwords only by peeking at what you’re typing?
This is especially true if your passwords are as easy as 123456 (please change them if it’s the case).
Take a look around and make sure everything’s safe before typing a password. Also: NEVER share your passwords. Ever.
Article by Michelle MacWilliam