10 dos and don’ts to improve IT securityYou are bombarded with the importance of IT security daily - news of data breaches, ransomware, data loss and new viruses daily.

We’ve had the Petya/NotPetya do the rounds and even more businesses were affected with the WannaCry ransomware virus.

Ensure you keep your software programs and applications up to date to reduce your risk. Here are some more Dos and Don’ts to help improve IT security.


  1. Beware of and report suspicious emails
  2. Stay alert and report suspicious activity
  3. Lock your computer and phone when not in use
  4. Use long, hard-to-guess passwords
  5. Password protect sensitive files and devices such as USB and phone
  6. Always use different passwords for different applications


  1. Use an unprotected computer, such as in an internet café, to carry out banking or other services where you must input confidential information
  2. Be tricked into giving information away
  3. Leave sensitive information lying around (including login and password details)
  4. Install unauthorised programs in work
  5. Plug in personal USBs or other devices to your work pc without permission from IT department

As Sophos says at the end of their handbook:

“If something looks too good to be true, it probably is.”

By Trilogy Technologies.