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8 Quick Tips to Prioritize Cybersecurity

As I was taking the cybersecurity micro training by Breach Secure Now, I have learned to prioritize cybersecurity as an individual in an IT environment. In that short training, the video provided the 8 most important tips and best practices for protecting your data.

The way I see it, prioritizing cybersecurity is a no-brainer these days. With all the sensitive info we have floating around online, leaving yourself vulnerable is just asking for trouble. We’re talking identity theft, financial fraud, all kinds of nasty stuff that can really mess up your life.

So, what can you do? Well, start with the basics.

Here are 8 tips I have learned:

1. Always make sure your password is unique.

Unique passwords are vital for effective cybersecurity measures. By creating passwords that are unique, this is already a big help to enhance the security of your accounts.

2. In addition to a strong password, make sure to enable MFA.

While a strong, unique password is the foundation of account security, it is no longer sufficient on its own. It is important to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA).

3. Take a minute to consider configuring your preferred privacy and security settings.

Start by proactively managing privacy and security settings according to your preference. This includes adjusting settings related to account access, data sharing, location tracking, and others.

4. When receiving texts, emails, or calls, consider the SLAM method to assess.

SLAM stands for – Sender, Links, Attachments, Message. By methodically examining each of these elements, you can make informed decisions about the legitimacy and safety of communication, ultimately protecting yourself and your organization from potential harm.

5. Avoid connecting devices to free public Wi-Fi.

Public networks are like a free-for-all for cyber criminals. They can easily get your personal info through your device.

6. Work with IT team to turn on encryption and setup backup solutions.

Encryption and backup solutions are essential for keeping your data secure and protected. One of the key steps in this process is to work closely with your IT team to turn on encryption and set up comprehensive backup solutions.

7. Practice physical computer security.

Ensure a clean and clutter-free workstation. Avoid leaving documents, sticky notes, or physical materials that contain confidential information. It is also essential to establish the habit of locking your computer when stepping away even for a brief period of time.

8. Take cybersecurity training and knowledge seriously.

BEI takes cybersecurity training and knowledge so seriously. By partnering with Breach Secure Now, BEI is able to provide comprehensive cybersecurity training programs that cover a range of essential topics. From phishing awareness to dark web assessments, Breach Secure Now’s offerings equip BEI’s clients with the tools and knowledge needed to safeguard their organizations.

We also enjoy the micro training that is offered. They are a collection of short videos and resources to help us create a strong first line of defense against cyber threats.


To wrap up, even if you are not super tech-savvy, prioritizing cybersecurity is important. Not only will it keep your company secure, but it can also protect your personal life. It pays to have a basic understanding of cybersecurity. Just knowing the basics, best practices, and putting a few simple tips into a habit can go a long way.

Let’s get informed, protected, and rest easy knowing you’re doing what you can to stay safe. If your team needs help with cybersecurity/phishing training, reach out to us at BEI today and let us help you build a culture of cybersecurity awareness and resilience within your organization.