Cyber Security IQ Quiz
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Thanks for taking the quiz. We’ve provided the answers below for you to review, as well as a variety of resources to help ensure you and your business stay protected. Don’t delay. Cyber security is a big issue businesses of all sizes, and can greatly impact your business, as well as your customers.
General Security Knowledge

Who is it OK to share passwords with?

Answer: None of the above. Treat your passwords with as much care as the information they protect.

What should you do to close an unwanted pop-up window?

Answer: Press Alt + F4

True or false. If you use a public Wi-Fi network (in a café or hotel, for example) that assigns you a password, it’s okay to send confidential business data.

Answer: False. When you use public wireless connections, it’s safer to assume that it’s not secure, so don’t enter any sensitive information or download software.

What tips should you follow when opening attachments or links? (check all that apply)

  • Make sure your antivirus software is up to date.
  • Don’t open or click links if they appear out of context.
  • View every one with suspicion.

What percentage of US adults had their information hacked between 2013 and 2014? Hacking may include accessing emails, stealing identity, installing malware, etc.

Answer: 50%.

How can you tell if an email is fraudulent? (check all that apply)

  • Unfamiliar email address
  • Alarmist messages urging you to take action as soon as possible
  • Grammatical errors
  • Account-related requests, such as asking for login information or passwords

Additional Resources
Download the e-Book: Building Cybersecurity in Small and Midsize Businesses
Software and Devices

True or false: If you’re using Windows XP or Office 2003 you are receiving regular security updates.

Answer: False. Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 has ended. Plus, after July 14, 2015, Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported. If you are still running these programs, you may be more at risk to cyber-attacks due to gaps in your security. A Microsoft certified partner can help you migrate to current software.

What can you do to strengthen your software defenses?

Answer: All of the above

True or false: If your business is running unsupported software and processes credit or debit cards, you may be non-compliant with PCI regulations.

Answer: True. Unsupported software is at a heightened risk of security threats and attacks due to gaps in security. If your business processes Visa or MasterCard payments, you may be out of compliance and putting your customer’s information at risk.

How can you be sure your sensitive data is encrypted? (check all that apply)

  • Purchase data encryption services
  • Use a device or operating system with built in data encryption, such as Windows 10
Additional Resources
Using unsupported software? Connect with a Microsoft partner who can help migrate your business to modern software and servers.

True or false: If you have a data breach, you are required to file a report and alert all potential customers.

Answer: True. 47 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have legislation requiring organizations to notify individuals whose personal information may be compromised in a data breach, to notify credit reporting agencies, and file a report with law enforcement and/or national security agencies.

Of people who were victims of online fraud, the average financial loss was between:

Answer: In 2011, the average financial loss was $4,187. Cybercrime does not just impact your bottom line, but also your time and business reputation.

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