Among the many shifting aspects of cybersecurity, several elements remain foundational to a basic level of protection. Better passwords, adoption of multifactor authentication and using the security tools that already exist on equipment and apps lead this list, especially as companies continue the race to catch up with security upgrades to their networks.

Here are three simple things you can do today to shore up the security of your device.

  1. Sharpen that password. Stop using your wedding anniversary or your dog’s name to log on – complex passwords are a pain to memorize, but the overly simple ones just invite intruders.
  2. Multi-factor it. Implementing a multi-factor log-in – the kind that sends a code to your phone or offers some other secondary requirement behind your password – are universally recognized as superior to passwords alone.
  3. Check your settings. The most complicated solutions aren’t always the best – simply taking the time to change the privacy setting and permissions on your computer and smartphone is an easy way to leverage the onboard tools you already have.

You don’t have to do it alone. If the hybrid world of remote work has you concerned about the security of your company’s business information, Kinetic Business has a variety of solutions to ensure you and your customers are protected from cyber threats. We partner with businesses from solo entrepreneurs to enterprise size businesses.