Cyber security: the rules you should be following

As a continued focus on making sure your venue is protected against growing cyber threats, we’ll take you through the three Golden Rules of cyber security.

By taking these as your first steps to developing a comprehensive cyber security plan, you’ll be on the right path to making sure you, your venue and its members all stay safe. And know what to do, if things go wrong.

Rule No.1: Keep your secrets, secret

Don’t share your personal information online unless you are certain that you’re dealing with a safe website. The best way to tell if the site is safe or not is to look for an ‘s’ in the URL (or web address), for the site you’re visiting. An unsafe site will start with http://, whereas a safe site will start with https://

Rule No. 2: Just. Don’t. Click!

Do not click links in emails. Even if you think you know who the email is from. Also, don’t download files. The only exception to the rule is if you are expecting someone to send you a link or a file. If you have spoken with them in the real world and know where the link will lead or what the file will contain, then it’s okay.

Rule No. 3: Testing, testing, 123.

When major incidents happen, it’s important that you have a plan. There is nothing that can make bad things worse than decision making on the fly. You need ot be absolutely sure you have a plan and that said plan is up-to-date, taking into account any changes made since the plan was last tested.

Start by following these three golden rules to keep your venue safe, and you’ll be on the right track.

But if you need any more help in keeping yourself protected, get in touch with our team for a confidential review.