On Tuesday 7th February, Air-IT took part in UK Safer Internet Day. Celebrated globally and coordinated nationally by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the campaign sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues.
About Safer Internet Day 2017
Safer Internet Day is a global initiative which is celebrated annually in more than 100 companies worldwide. It is organised and ran jointly by the Insafe/INHOPE network, and with Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.
It aims to highlight positive uses of technology and encourages young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to unite and create a better and safer internet.
About UK Safer Internet Day 2017
Last year this viral campaign reached over 5 million people in the UK and this year it is expected to go even further.
What we’re doing to support the cause
This UK Safer Internet Day, we used Twitter to raise awareness of safe and responsible internet and technology usage.
Please follow us @AirITLtd, where we share our top tips and advice for organisations and individuals with the assistance our service desk mascot, ‘Technology Tom’.
These tips aim to provide general guidance and advice, and are designed to provide a basic understanding for a better and safer online community. They can be adopted by individuals and organisations alike.
Technology Tom’s Top Tips for Online Safety
Technology Tom’s Top Tips and Advice
- Emails – Beware unsolicited emails! Never open their attachments, links or make payments. These can have malicious intent.
- Passwords – Never share your passwords with anyone, if you think your password security has been compromised contact the relevant company/organisation immediately.
- Padlock – When using a site that requires your personal details check for the little padlock in the corner of your screen. This is a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) that certifies that the page is secure.
- Updates – Download Software updates regularly. They’re free and protect you from threats
- Passwords – Make a strong password – use upper and lowercase, numbers and symbols too. For more information, read our article about staying safe with strong passwords or visit cyberaware.gov for more handy tips.
Cyber-security services for your organisation
Whilst best practice and education helps reinforce the cause significantly, it cannot be relied upon alone within business.
We strongly recommend organisations adopt a layered approach to their cyber-security. This involves combining several technologies to help protect systems, employees and any additional stakeholders (e.g. students, volunteers, suppliers) from threats.
At Air-IT, we offer a fully managed security service, making it harder for potential attacks to succeed.
We use industry leading systems to monitor and alert us to any potential anomalies, and issue automatic updates. Backed by the right combination of security solutions, we can help organisations ensure compliance with information standards and reduce the possibility of a breach, saving substantial disruption, cost and other negative implications.
Need more information?
If you need further information about your cyber-security, would like to arrange an audit or need training, or support, then please do not hesitate to contact us on 0115 880 044 to speak to one of our security experts.