Cyber Security Awareness Month – Desktop and Workplace Security

Michelle MachenOur Stories

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According to a Q1 2019 Data Breach Analysis performed by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), employees were the cause of most breached records due to employee error, negligence, improper disposal of sensitive data, and lost data.

Although security systems are always in place, many have loopholes. Mauser employees are reminded that unauthorized access or breaches can occur either internally or externally using one or more of the following methods:

  • Tailgating – i.e. an act when unauthorized people follow through a door someone who has an access card.
  • Weak doors that can be easily levered or broken in through.
  • Smart cards which can be easily hacked.
  • Lost or stolen keys.
  • Portable devices such as laptops, mobile phones and USB drives.
  • Unlocked server room doors.

If you see something strange, something feels out of place, or you don’t recognize someone, approach the individual or report their presence immediately to leadership.

See Something, Say Something!

Here are a few tips to prevent information from falling into the wrong hands at the office or facility:

  • Lock areas that house sensitive information.
  • Place sensitive data in approved containers for shredding.
  • Do not leave sensitive information laying on your desk or workstation.
  • Lock sensitive files or USB drives in drawers.
  • Lock your computer screen when you leave your desk.

By taking a few security precautions, you can help promote a secure environment and keep our company safe. Check out the links below for more information on other things you can do to help.

Click here to view the National Cyber Security Awareness Month information sheet on Workplace Safety and Security for more information.