What other precautions should be taken against cyber risks?
To stay safe from cyberattacks, IRDAI has listed the do’s and don’ts:
-Install antivirus and firewall on devicesUse virtual private network
-Keep software and operating system updated.
-Keep different passwords for different accounts. If a password is hacked, your other accounts are not compromised
-Use privacy settings on social media sites to restrict access to your personal information Watch out for phishing traps in emails and watch for telltale signs of a scam
– Properly destroy information when no longer needed Be aware of your surroundings when printing, copying, faxing or discussing sensitive information
– Lock your computer and cell phone when not in use. This protects data against unauthorized access and use
-Remember that wireless is inherently insecure. Avoid using public Wi-Fi hotspots. Report all suspicious activity and cyber incidents
-Check if the visited website is trustworthy. Be extra careful during festival season
-Always delete emails/SMS from unknown sources.
-Do not click on links from an unknown or untrusted source
– Do not respond to fake phone calls or fake emails asking for confidential data
-Do not install unauthorized programs on your computer.
-Do not leave appliances unattended. Keep all mobile devices, such as laptops and cell phones, physically secure.