“We increasingly rely on the digital world, and it makes us all vulnerable”
Risks of cyber-attacks within your company
Trust is a company’s most valuable asset
Also Exact makes use of data every day. Jack Krul continues: “Did you know that more than 675,000 administrations and over 2,000 colleagues entrust their data to us? Trust in Exact and its products are key to our success. Trust is a company’s most valuable asset. That is why data and cyber security play a leading role in our existence. Security is at the core of Exact, our products and services. Therefore, we want to stay on top of cyber security threats by improving the maturity of cybersecurity processes within Exact. To ensure security, we develop solutions according to the privacy-by-design principle and we require our partners to do the same. Moreover, we raise awareness about data and cyber security among our customers and partners by sharing knowledge. Because together we can make even more impact.”
Tips and tricks to secure company data
As October is International Cyber Security Awareness Month, have you considered how secure your data is? Jack Krul: “You might think others are not interested in your company's data. Believe me, seasoned hackers may target you too. That’s why it’s important for you to identify all the risks. This enables you to take the necessary measures to ensure that your data will be as secure as possible.”
Start with the following practical tips and tricks by Jack Krul:
- Enable multi-factor authentication:
Make use of multi-factor authentication. This involves the addition of another step to verify the user's identity besides a password - entering a code received by text message for example.
- Use strong passwords:
Passwords are securing data, which often are simple to crack. Use passwords that are long, unique, and randomly generated. Password managers are helpful to generate and remember different, complex passwords for each of your accounts. A password manager will encrypt passwords securing them.
- Recognize and report phishing:
If a link looks a little off, think before you click. It could be an attempt to get sensitive information or install malware.
- Update your software:
If you see a software update notification, act promptly. Better yet, turn on automatic updates.