Test Your Cyber Security IQ

Put Your Online Safety Knowledge to the Test

How knowledgeable are you when it comes to internet security? If you’re a business owner, you need to be savvy in order to adequately protect your company’s sensitive information (not to mention your customers’ and clients’ data). But what about your employees? As the adage goes, “you’re only as strong as your weakest link.” It only takes one ill-advised click to trigger a devastating cyber attack.

That’s why we’ve created this quick cyber security test. Take a few minutes to test your knowledge, then share it with your team to see how safe your business is!

Which of the following is the strongest password?

!@#$%^&*
thisismypassword
C!rcleGr3en4ev@*
iloveyou

What’s a sign that the email you received from a seemingly reputable company may not be legit?

It asks for your password or other sensitive information
The email address it comes from is suspicious
It includes messaging that’s full of warnings
All of the above

Which is the best way for employees to protect your company’s data when they’re working remotely?

Have them only communicate through their business email address
Make sure they encrypt their emails
Try to limit Wi-Fi use to libraries or coffee houses
Only use USB sticks

How can you tell if the website you are on is secure?

The URL begins with “https” instead of “http”
The URL address includes the word “official”
There’s an icon of a police officer in the left part of browser address bar
An email that allegedly came from the company sent you a link that brought you here

What do you do if a pop-up window suddenly appears on your screen warning you that your computer has been infected by a virus?

Click the link to install the anti-virus program they’re suggesting
Close the window
If the pop-up window offers a “Cancel” button, click that
Kill the browser by clicking (Command+Q on a Mac or Alt+F4 on Windows)
Get my score!

This article is part of a series intended to help businesses operate more efficiently and securely. Contact us today to learn how you can reach those objectives with our suite of communications products and services.

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