How Secure is Your Information?

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Internet privacy is becoming more and more important as the digital age continues to grow. Threats are becoming smarter and are finding new ways to hack in and steal your information. Staying up to date on the latest threats or using better practices can help reduce your risk.  Below are a few simple things you can do help keep your personal information safe.

Two-Factor Authentication

The addition of a second factor is another layer of protection when signing in to something rather than just a password. This could include a security question that only you know the answer to, a key fob or key card to get into a certain area or having a pin number on hand when accessing something of importance.

Password Complexity

Gone are the days of using the name of your favorite pet or a birthday as a password.  Strong passwords should include a unique combination of letters, numbers, and symbols with both uppercase and lowercase letters.  It is also recommended that passwords be a minimum of 8 characters and be changed every 180 days.  This type of password complexity makes it much more difficult for a hacker and their tools to try and steal your information.

Password Management

Given the vast number of accounts, a person may have, remembering multiple logins and passwords is a challenge for everyone.  This leads to people using the same password across multiple sites or accounts. Password duplication can make it very easy for a hacker to access all of your accounts at the same time. Today there are several applications that will allow you to remember just one Master Password and assist you in creating unique passwords for each site you need login access for.  Examples of these applications would be LastPass, RoboForm and Dashlane.

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The Difference Between Safe and Unsafe Business Practices

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Injury prevention is mission critical in the workplace. Safe practices reduce risk and ultimately lead to increased profits, employee efficiency, and overall better employee morale. A safe employee is a happy employee who goes home at the end of their work day.  To begin educating your team on workplace safety it is helpful to contrast unsafe and safe behaviors. Below is a list of some areas to consider carefully.

Unsafe Behaviors:

  1. Not wearing the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when dealing with electrical hazards or around fire systems. This can lead to serious injury and violations of OSHA regulations.
  2. Not properly training your employees for when they have to deal with workplace hazards.
  3. Not having a routine inspection of maintenance equipment to make sure it is clean and running smoothly without any problems.
  4. Allowing work areas to become cluttered and unmaintained.
  5. Not keeping your facility secure with video surveillance, fire monitoring or access control.

Safe Behaviors:

  1. Stay up-to-date with the latest OSHA and NPFA 70E requirements. This allows you to know the safe procedures that come with certain jobs.
  2. Have your fire systems inspected to ensure their working conditions? These are important as they can detect heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide.
  3. Have your Arc Flash Risk Assessment completed in order to ensure that your electrical equipment is properly checked and inspected and so you know which PPE to wear.
  4. Designation a proper place for tools, equipment and schedule regular times to clean work areas and walk ways.
  5. Always report anything you see that could lead to a hazard or lead to an unsafe situation. Sometimes hazards can go unnoticed. Speak up!

Keep safety a priority! It is a best practice for many reasons. Be thorough with your inspections and training and quick to respond when a problem is identified. For additional help or information on ways you can improve safety contact the experts at Thompson Innovation. Our information is:

Phone: 866-258-8462

Email: help@thompsoninnovation.com

Website:  thompsoninnovation.com