At Evalian, we regularly work with organisations to help them become ready to respond to cyber incidents. This means they’re ready to act in the event of a cyber-attack or data loss.
Just as these businesses prepare for the worst-case scenario, it’s helpful for all of us to do the same from a personal standpoint. Think about what would happen if you lost your mobile phone or laptop. Would you still be able to get work done? How quickly would you be able to get a new device? Who would you contact to let them know – and how?
It’s worth having a plan in case this happens so that you can continue with work and life as quickly as possible – without too much stress! As part of this plan, we suggest you install a password manager, so you can access your accounts from a new device, simply by logging into the password manager. We also recommend saving your documents to the cloud and not locally to your device. This way, you can work from any device, anywhere.
If something does happen to your device, your first action should be to confirm if your device is lost and/or inoperable. Once you’ve done this, think about how to replace your device: is it covered by your home insurance policy or, if it’s a work device, will they replace it for you?
If your device is stolen, we recommend reporting this to your local law enforcement agency. Even if they don’t take any action concerning your incident, it will enable them to build an intelligence picture of where thefts are taking place.
Read more about keeping your devices safe here.