Top 10 Steps you should take to protect your information on the cyberspace and system #Security #Infosec

Posted: May 24, 2013 in Uncategorized


Here is Top 10 list of steps
you should take to protect
your information and your computing resources from the bad boys and girls of cyberspace:

• Back up everything! You are not invulnerable.
Catastrophic data loss can happen to you — one worm or Trojan is all it takes.

• Choose passwords that are reasonably hard to guess — don’t just append a few
numbers to a no-brainer.
Always change default

• Use an antivirus product
like AVG or Norton, and set it to update daily.

• Update your OS religiously and be vigilant in applying all security patches released by the software manufacturer.

• Avoid hacker-bait apps like Internet Explorer and disable automatic scripting on your e-mail client.

• Use encryption software like PGP (pretty good privacy) when sending sensitive e-mail. You can also use it to protect your entire hard drive.

• Install a spyware detection app — or even several.
Programs that can be set to run frequently, like SpyCop, are ideal.

• Use a personal firewall.
Configure it to prevent other computers, networks and sites from connecting to you, and specify which programs are allowed to connect to the net automatically.

• Disable any system services you’re not using, especially apps that could give others remote access to your computer (like Remote Desktop, RealVNC and NetBIOS).

• Secure your wireless
networks. At home, enable
WPA (Wi-Fi protected
access) with a password of at least 20 characters.
Configure your laptop to
connect in Infrastructure
mode only, and don’t add
networks unless they use



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