10 tips to protect your company against cybercrime

Digitalisation opened the door to cybercrime: computer-based fraud via the internet. Technological advances, the increasing amount of data requiring protection and the sharp rise in social media use are making businesses more vulnerable to cybercrime. The coronavirus crisis and mandatory remote work also accelerated the growth of cybercrime. In the last 24 months, 52% of Belgian businesses were the victims of cybercrime.
Anyone using the internet should take some basic precautions to prevent from cybercrime. This is why we propose you 10 tips to protect yourself and your company against the range of cybercrimes.
  1. Use a full-service internet security suite
  2. Do not mix private and professional use of systems
  3. Keep your software updated
  4. Secure remote work
  5. Enforce password policies
  6. Do not open suspicious emails and do not click on suspicious attachments or links
  7. Be careful with sensitive and personal information
  8. Manage your social media settings
  9. Protect your company against fraud and cybercrime with an adequate insurance
  10. Prepare a recovery plan in case you are victim of fraud or cybercrime
Euler Hermes is one of the fraud insurers with the longest track record in Europe. We offer you the most complete insurance on the market: it covers internal and external fraud as well as certain cyber risks. We protect your assets and cover your losses caused by fraud, such as financial loss, misappropriation of property, damage to systems and reputational damage.

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