3 Cyber Hygiene Best Practices

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Do you practice cyber hygiene? What is cyber hygiene? According to Kaspersky Lab, “Cyber hygiene refers to the steps that users of computers and other devices can take to improve their online security and maintain system health.” Now for three cyber hygiene best practices.

The Power of Three

1. Consider a change in mindset. Cyber hygiene means adopting a security-centric mindset and habits that help individuals and companies temper potential online breaches. Cyber hygiene is about training yourself to form good habits around cybersecurity. Why? You can stay ahead of cyber threats and online security issues. For best results, this mindset of continued cyber hygiene becomes part of everyday routines.

According to Kaspersky Lab, “Cyber hygiene refers to the steps that users of computers and other devices can take to improve their online security and maintain system health.”

2.  Getting started on your cyber hygiene journey is easy. Simply set a reminder or mark your calendar with dates to address a series of tasks. Make a date to scan for viruses with antivirus software, check for security patches, update the operating systems of all your devices, wipe your hard drive and change your passwords.

3. Know about firewalls. A firewall is a software program or piece of hardware that secures your computer by restricting who can send you information. All information entering or leaving a network passes through a firewall, which either allows or blocks information based on specified security criteria. And, firewalls prevent unauthorized users from accessing your websites, mail servers and other sources of information that can be accessed from the web.

Keep Yourself Safe

Although it is impossible to protect against every cyber threat, you can do your part by following the above steps. Can you recommend best practices for cyber hygiene? Comment in the section below.

Sources:

https://us.norton.com/internetsecurity-how-to-good-cyber-hygiene.html

https://www.kaspersky.com/resource-center/preemptive-safety/cyber-hygiene-habits

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