3 Tips to Keep Your Team Safe with Technology

Teaching your employees about safety when using pieces of technology, such as cellphones and computers, can help them to avoid falling prey to scammers and viruses alike. Although these systems have been around for many years now, cybercrime has continued to rise. Giving some form of training regarding cyber-security and general safety can help your employees, both when they are at work, and in their personal lives. 

Check Who Is Contacting You

One of the easiest ways that you can stay safe is to check who the person or business is that is contacting you. At times, people might claim to be from a company, but instead be running a scam operation. Searching for the email or website address can be fairly simple. When it comes to telephone calls, it can also be fruitful to type it into your search engine, for example ‘Who called me from 08000521251?’ just to check that a number is legitimate. Even if it is, you may want to teach your team to be careful of spoofed numbers, and to hang up and call a number that they know is correct, just to be sure. While this may take up a bit of extra time, it can help to keep your business, and their personal, information safer.

Consider Personal Details

Different forms of technology can be great for work, but they do come with risks. While it may seem obvious to teach your team not to put in any personal or financial details online, or via their cellphone, unless they are completely sure they are dealing with a genuine person, there are also other issues that can arise. Even something as simple as a cheap camera system within your workplace, that connects to Wi-Fi, could potentially be hacked by scrupulous individuals. For this reason, it can be a good idea not to speak about personal information, such as credit card numbers, aloud, unless you are using a trustworthy and secure system.

Use a Virus Checker

A simple way of helping your team to stay safe with technology is to look into implementing a virus checker on computers and work cellphones. You may also want to advise staff that they do the same for any personal gadgets too. These can help to prevent viruses from doing extensive damage to computing systems, and even prevent staff from accessing pages or downloads which may cause harm. A checker which looks for ransomware or key logger software on your system may also be invaluable to keeping your business operations safe and secure.

While the internet, computers, and cellphones can be great assets to your working practices, they do come with some risks. Implementing good levels of training for current staff, as well as making it a part of onboarding for new staff, can help to reduce the likelihood of scams or computer problems occurring. Outside of their working lives, this can also help individuals learn to spot the signs of less than honest communications.


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