Recently multiple Singapore based financial institutions have been hit by ransomeware.
A total of 68 cases were reported in the first half of 2021, already more than double the 31 cases reported in the first half of the previous year.
Ensuring Digital Security of the organisation is everyone’s responsibility.
Below are some cyber hygiene tips:
- Using free, unsecured Wi-Fi for shopping or banking on the Internet and even for logging into your social media profiles.
- Checking ‘Keep me logged in’ or ‘Remember me’ options on websites, especially on public computers.
- Visiting inappropriate websites or websites that you are not fully aware of.
- Log out of online accounts when you are done. This is especially important when you are using a public computer.
- Research on the software and the website hosting it, before downloading any free software.
- Lock your computer when you are away from desk.
- Install software that comes as an attachment in emails. Verify who the email is from, if it is from a stranger or looks suspicious, delete it.
- Click on links or download attachments in unwanted, unexpected emails.
If a ransomware blocks access to your data, you can easily restore your files if you have a backup or a clean copy of your data.
You can back up using an external drive kept off-site or via the cloud, but remember to do this periodically to ensure you have the latest copy of your information.
Teach your employees what other steps they can take by having them attend our Cyber Safeguard Awareness Programme,
Take additional measures by applying for our CREST approved Vulerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Services.
Take the lead in safeguarding your Organisation’s Cyber Security