Ways to Stay Safe Online

Last Updated: 7/19/2019

With the growing presence and sophistication of online threats like viruses, ransomware, and phishing scams, it’s important to have the right protection. Office 365 gives you advanced security tools to help keep your information secure and private.

There are 4 things you can do to protect yourself online.:

Avoid viruses and phishing scams
Hackers use phishing scams to try to steal your identity or money by sending an official-looking email asking for sensitive personal information. To stay safe, use Outlook.com to send and receive an email.  Outlook.com uses advanced detection techniques to check attachments for viruses, and it warns you if you click on a suspicious link.

Protect your information with strong passwords
Sending confidential or personal information online can be worrisome. Using OneDrive, you can require a password to access a shared link. This prevents others from accessing your files if the recipient forwards or shares the link.

Encrypt email to minimize threats
Use email encryption in Outlook.com to share your confidential and personal information and minimize the threat of your email being intercepted or leaked to cybercriminals.

Recover files from malicious attacks
More than 4,000 ransomware attacks happen every day. If Office 365 detects a ransomware attack, you’ll get an email or notification. To recover from ransomware, file corruption, malicious attacks, or accidental deletions, you can restore your OneDrive to a previous time.

When your company is attacked, compromised or down completely, you're losing money.  Stay ahead of the threats with the right products and software to protect your online presence. Whether you're working in your office or on the go, get top-of-the-line protection with Office 365.

Let RCC’s Business IT Services help you stay safe online.

Call RCC Business IT today at 888-228-8101. We can make sure your Office 365 products are securely implemented or help you get started.