Security Cat has nine lives. YOU DON’T. Once your data or personal information has been compromised, both your cyber life and your real life can be turned upside down. Follow Security Cat’s advice and protect yourself from the many cyber threats we all face every single day.
Despite our best efforts, security incidents will happen. Not all of them will be newsworthy, thankfully, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared.
For example, what if you notice a package delivery person beyond a restricted access area of your office. What do you do? Do you just sign for the package and go about your business? Or do you kindly escort that person back to the approved location and inform your supervisor of what occurred?
The answer is obviously the second one. It may seem minor, but failure to notify the appropriate personnel of these types of incidents lead to bigger security gaffs in the future. It’s our responsibility to keep an eye out for anything suspicious and know how and when to report it. Responding to incidents in a timely matter, whether it’s a phishing email or suspicious person, is the first step to preventing more incidents in the future.
See something? Hear something? Say something!
The month of September is internationally recognized as Happy Cat Month! To celebrate, we’re giving away nine free Security Cat posters in a series dubbed “The Nine Lives of Security Cat”. Each one will cover information security basics to remind us that we only have one cyber life. Be sure to catch all nine!
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