Cyber security – are you protecting yourself and your finances?

Posted on October 6th, 2022 by WLF

Our team at WLF want to remind you to remain vigilant in protecting yourself, your family and your business from scams or ‘phishing’.

Over recent years there has been a continual increase in the number of scams reported. Additionally, the methods used by scammers to target people continue to evolve. Here are a few quick tips we’d like to share: 

  • Don’t click any links or open attachments if you aren’t expecting them
  • Never write your password on a sticky note and attach it to your computer
  • Don’t share your password with anyone
  • Turn on two-factor or multi-factor authentication where you can, particularly on your email account 
  • Keep your browser software up to date, and remember this applies to your smartphone and other mobile devices as well as your computer
  • Make sure you have anti-virus software installed and kept up to date
  • Use a password manager application when generating a new password and to store your password securely
  • Use a different password for every website
  • Backup your critical files to the cloud

Our Audit, Assurance and Advisory team, working in collaboration with our Chief Technology Officer, have undertaken Cyber Security Essential 8 reviews for a range of WLF clients over the past few years. This is an effective way to ensure your governance processes for systems and technology are on track and you are doing everything you can to protect your organisation from cyber security attacks.

If you would like to chat about a review of your cyber security practices, please get in touch with WLF Partner Maryellen Salter

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Cyber security – are you protecting yourself and your finances?

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