The Essential Checklist for User Security

Human error is the main cause of many cyber security breaches, often due to simple mistakes like weak passwords, falling for phishing scams, or mishandling sensitive information.

Despite advanced technological defenses, the human element often remains the main reason for compromised data. Educating users about cyber security and the best practices ensures a culture of vigilance, which can significantly reduce the risk of breaches caused by human error. By understanding and mitigating these common mistakes, individuals and organisations can better protect their digital assets and maintain robust security. Encouraging a proactive approach to cyber security among employees helps build a resilient defense against evolving cyber threats.

What users can do: 

  • Use Strong, Unique Passwords: Create complex passwords and consider using a password manager.
  • Stay Vigilant Against Phishing: Verify sender details and avoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading attachments.
  • Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Add an extra layer of security to your accounts
  • Practice Safe Browsing: Avoid visiting suspicious websites and only download from trusted sources.
  • Report Suspicious Activity: Promptly report any unusual activity on your devices to CSCM.