Tips & Advice

What can you do to take control of your digital security?


To take control of your digital security we recommend that businesses implement the following controls:

  • Install the latest software and app updates; they contain vital security upgrades which help protect against viruses and hackers.
  • Use strong and separate passwords for your key accounts, including email and online banking and use three random words to make a strong and memorable password.
  • Provide staff with access to simple, freely-available cyber security training.
  • Back up essential data at regular intervals.
  • Conduct a cyber security risk assessment for your business.
  • Seek accreditation through the Government-endorsed ‘Cyber Essentials’ scheme.
  • Never disclose security details such as passwords or PINs,
  • Don’t assume an email, text or call is authentic; just because someone knows your basic details, it doesn’t mean they are genuine.
  • Ensure that administration accounts are not used for routine activities such as browsing and emailing.
  • Deploy DMARC and SPF.
Tips & Advice - London Digital Security Centre