Tips for Email Security

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Cybersecurity is one of the most important areas of concern for businesses because of the multiple avenues by which malware and other threats can infiltrate organizations  (email systems, web applications, and social media tools, etc.) and the significant financial and reputational damage that these security threats can cause.As a leading IT Services provider in South Florida, there are some basic best practices that we advise all of our clients to follow when it comes to email security. At a minimum, you should follow these rules to avoid email scams, malware, and ransomware.

  • Don't download attachments  that you were not expecting.
  • Don't take action on requests for financial transactions without first verifying the request in person or via phone.
  • Don't click on any links in emails especially any that takes you to a log-in page, instead open a new tab, type in the link, then log-in from there.
  • Use unique passwords for all of your accounts. You can use a password manager, such as LastPass to manage your password and generate new, unique passwords. It can even help you find websites where you've used the same password.

These tips should be used to supplement a robust IT security solution that includes the management of a system of the right hardware, software, and cloud services.  

Call or email us if you need help designing and/or managing IT security for your organization.

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