As more of our lives move online, experts are warning people and businesses to be extra careful about data breaches, particularly as there is an uptick in cyber attacks with more people working from home.
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month.
“We’re seeing different types of cyber attacks, especially with work from home initiatives,” said Tillman Hodgson, president of the Kelowna-based data security firm SeekingFire Consulting.
“Even businesses that had robust security frameworks in place maybe didn’t take into account most of the workforce being at home,” he said.
Hodgson recommends keeping devices updated with the latest security patches and using unique accounts and passwords.