Social media, apps and devices can leave any business (or person) vulnerable to crime. With cyber-crime, its important to remember that criminals will take their time to research every aspect of a person or a business online so they can find ways to raise a persons curiosity or to to trigger emotions.
Facebook and LinkedIn are the perfect place to find the type of information that can make employees fall into this trap.
Here are a few tips for you and your employees to become more aware of social engineering and the dangers.
- Does it make sense? always consider the facts and common sense before you respond to any email or click on any link, even if it is from someone you know. Cyber criminals are skilled at forging emails and other information to gain access to information.
- Limit the personal information you place on social media.
- Make sure the digital footprint you leave has no information that could harm you or your business reputation.
- Use privacy settings that are available on social media platforms so that you information is not publicly available.
- Make employees aware that they represent your business at all times, even on social media. Communicate the social media policy for your business and remind employees to follow this policy.