Tech Craic: Acronis' Candid Wueest - Cybersecurity and Coronavirus

  • On this week's podcast episode on Tech Craic, Sync NI journalist spoke with Candid Wueest, vice president of Cyber Protect Research at Acronis, a global cyber protection firm. 

    He discusses how cybersecurity should be a main concern with so many employees now working from home and offers some advice to help organisations and individuals prevent cyber-attacks.

    The podcast is also available here on Spotify and on iTunes/Apple Podcasts when you search Sync NI, along with all previous episodes. Make sure to subscribe/follow for updates on new episodes also!

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    Top tips to staying safe and secure online

    1. Utilise a VPN (virtual private network)
    2. Be aware and cautious of phishing e-mails
    3. Regularly change cloud passwords and ensure passwords are unique and strong
    4. Implement two-factor authentication along with passwords
    5. Browse with security protection 
    6. Stay up-to-date with the latest online and cybersecurity advice - check out Sync NI regularly for updates and advice!

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    About the author

    Niamh is a Sync NI writer with a previous background of working in FinTech and financial crime. She has a special interest in sports and emerging technologies. To connect with Niamh, feel free to send her an email or connect on Twitter.

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