The alliance urges companies to talk frequently to workers about:
- Rules for keeping a clean machine, including what programs, apps and data that workers can install and keep on their work computers;
- Best practices for passwords, including making them long and strong, with uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols, and changing them routinely;
- Throwing out suspicious links in email, tweets, posts, online ads, messages or attachments—even if they know the source;
- Remembering to back up work, based on the policies of each company;
- Speaking up if they notice strange happenings on their computer.
For business travelers going abroad, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center has posted a series of travel tips. They include suggestions such as taking a different mobile phone from the one you typically use and checking for updated cybersecurity alerts at the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team’s website.
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