When it comes to staying safe online, we hope that many of us are now aware of the importance of having adequate protection, be it antivirus, firewall, VPN tools, or all of that and more.

But while our personal devices often live in well-protected luxury, our work devices often get neglected. And with the barriers between home and office life shrinking due to the rise of flexible working, there's never been a better time to step up your protection.

So if your business devices need a security boost, here are some of our top tips to make sure you stay secure.

Update all your devices

They may still seem like fairly basic instructions, but these days all your smart or internet-connected devices need to be completely secure.

While laptops or desktops are often top of mind when it comes to security, protecting your other work devices can often be overlooked, especially in a home office. You may have thought about protecting your tablets and smartphones, but what about printers and even internet routers? Any of these can be easy targets for cybercriminals looking to hack into your network, and once compromised, they can be extremely harmful. Therefore, they need the same level of protection.

When it comes to protecting all your devices, Bitdefender Total Security works across multiple platforms and software versions, and can be used on up to 15 devices per household, be it Windows, macOS, Android and iOS, to protect all your most vital items.

Make sure you have multi-layer protection in place

Once you've secured all of your devices, it's time to make sure the right level of protection is protecting them.

Having the right multi-layered protection is what will truly protect you and your devices from the latest threats, covering all kinds of potential threat vectors, from malicious emails, spam text messages to browser threats, where hackers hackers seek to fuel fraud and phishing attacks on unsuspecting victims.

Bitdefender Total Security's anti-phishing system actively filters all traffic, not just the pages you browse intentionally, scans web pages to warn you when it finds fraudulent pages, even on mobile devices, providing real-time protection against all online dangers and fraudulent pages to keep you safe.

Another key way to protect your most important devices is to make sure all your passwords are strong enough. While your most personal items and accounts may be protected by biometric systems, your work devices may not be as secure, so now is a good time to increase your protection as well.

Changing your passwords, mixing letters, numbers, and special characters to make them harder to guess every few months is a good way to keep your accounts secure. Remember that if you reuse passwords on multiple accounts, it only takes one account to be compromised for hackers to potentially gain access to the rest.

Bitdefender Total Security includes a built-in password management service to help you keep track of all your passwords and other security details, giving you one less worry and helping you stay safe online.

Be on guard against any threat.

Cybercrime proves to be particularly lucrative when it comes to business goals, as valuable data or proprietary information is an attractive target for many hackers.

With many of us now splitting our time between work and the office as hybrid working grows in popularity, it's important to keep up with the latest cyber threats, especially if you use the same laptop or smartphone at the same time. personal purposes, where any weakness could affect both worlds.

Bitdefender Total Security comes with top-of-the-line threat detection systems to stop the latest threats such as sophisticated malware, as well as multi-layered ransomware and zero-day attack protection technologies to protect your files. The platform's account privacy service also alerts you if and when any of your sensitive data is at risk, and allows you to take action based on its status, meaning you can act quickly to prevent any potential breaches before they happen. let it happen

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