Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day 2022

Every year in February Safer Internet Day is recognised globally promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.

Safer Internet Day 2022 will take place on February 8th 2022 with this year's theme being "Together for a better internet".

While the campaign focuses on highlighting safety for young people using the internet, businesses can benefit from taking a tough approach to cybersecurity. Fraud, ransomeware and Viruses can have a hugely negative impact on businesses of all sizes.

Here at HelpDesk Heroes we take a proactive approach to IT security so we’ve asked our friends over at NERD Productions to let us know what their biggest concerns are when surfing the web. We’ve devised this list below and advise all our clients to stay as safe as possible online:

Top Tips for Staying Safe online

  1. Keep your personal information that you put online to a minimum.
  2. Always have strong passwords.
  3. When you are buying products online always look for SSL Certificate.
  4. Employ safe browsing.
  5. Make sure your antivirus is always up to date.
  6. Use a VPN, especially when using public Wifi.
  7. Secure your network with a firewall.
  8. Review your privacy settings.
  9. Be careful when downloading content.
  10. Take advantage of multi-factor authentication.

Read our blog post on How Safe Is The Internet?

Useful Websites for Staying Safe online

There are plenty of online resources to help individuals and businesses stay safe online. Here is a selection of useful links.

Safer Internet Day Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. SID provides a global online community platform where countries and international organisations can showcase events and actions conducted locally, nationally and internationally for Safer Internet Day.

Internet Watch Foundation The Internet Watch Foundation website allows you to anonymously and confidentially report unsafe and criminal content.

Get Safe Online Get Safe online is a great resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.

Action Fraud is a national public facing organisation to help tackle fraud in UK. Action Fraud is supported by the National Fraud Authority.

If you have a question about online security for your business call us today.

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