Cyber-Security Tips When Working Remotely

The world is slowing down during this COVID-19 pandemic. Wall Street is being hit hard. People are no longer going out. We’re told to quarantine or self-isolate and not engage in groups.

You can bet there’s one group that’s not slowing down at all.

Strategies to Use to Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, businesses are sending employees to work from home.  This plan opens the door for hackers implementing phishing email attacks. Here are some strategies to use to protect yourself from phishing scams:

 

You will most likely have vendors reaching out to you asking to get paid via ACH. You need to verify these via phone call and NOT RELY ON EMAIL ONLY.
Any request for changing banking info, payroll info (new bank accounts etc), requests for copies of W2 forms/1099 should also be verified via the phone.

Going Phishing?

Going Phishing?

Here are The Most Common Email Subject Lines to Be Wary Of

Typically, subject lines that seem to trigger attention from an employee and/or require a quick response are associated with completing a task, are personally significant to them or pose some sort of security threat the employee feels he/she should be on the lookout for.

How to set up Two Factor Authentication for iCloud

Two Factor Authentication for iCloud
To begin, open up System Preferences | iCloud. In the resulting window, click Account Details and (when prompted) enter the password for your Apple account (not the password for your macOS device). Click the Security tab and then click Turn On Two-Factor Authentication (Figure A).

Figure A

Enabling two-factor authentication.

How to set up Two Factor Authentication for Office 365

Set up multi-factor authentication in the Office 365 admin center

Go to the Office 365 admin center.
Navigate to Users> Active users.
In the Office 365 admin center, click More> Setup Azure multi-factor auth.
Find the user or users who you want to enable for MFA. In order to see all the users,you might need to change the Multi-Factor Auth statusview at the top.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we know that for many businesses, this time means a lot of uncertainties and concerns. We want to let you know that our staff is 100% working from the safety of their home at 100% (if not more) capacity. Here at Simplicit Technologies our top priority is People First! We want to ensure that we continue to deliver great customer service to our clients.We have tools available to allow you to work remotely from the safety of your home.
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