We've Heard it All Before...
Every time you see an email with the words "Cyber Security" in the subject line, you may roll your eyes and think "Doesn't ITS have something else to talk about?
In each training you attend it's the same short list. "Don't click on suspicious links, don't leave your system unattended, don't share your password, don't download unfamiliar software" We get it! Even the cybersecurity professionals agree that it all comes down to common sense. OK educators among us; how easy is it to teach common sense?
A computer system is complex, not unlike the human body. Both systems require that a huge number of processes go right. The analogue of course is that only ONE thing has to go wrong. Maybe we can't teach common sense, but we can give you a framework for managing the security risk. Just like your body, only ONE thing has to go wrong. And by extension, if one thing does go wrong, it can be terminal.
In each Techbyte we will add one Cyber Security tip to your awareness. So every month, take a moment and read the tip. Maybe, just maybe it will be the ONE tip that can prevent the ONE thing from going wrong.
This week's CyberSecurity Tip: Your intuition is our greatest security asset. If you think you just received a suspecious email, before you delete, forward it to: "firstname.lastname@example.org"