Cybersecurity Best Practices

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It is always a good idea to routinely review cybersecurity best practices. Here are 8 security best practices for all organizations.

Raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.

Invest in a robust firewall.

  • Leveraging one security platform for many security policy & processing.
  • Incorporate auto updates, automatic patching

Sign off and shut off computers at the end of the day.

  • Use tools that show IPs/devices that are still on.
  • Saves on power consumption and reduces security risk.

Create complex, long passwords.

  • Take the first letter of each word of a base sentence
    i.e. Broadband Matters for Education, Healthcare, Government (bm4ehg)
  • Use Non-Alphabetic and Uppercase Characters

Don’t share passwords or write them on paper that can be easily found.

  • Keeping things private & personal are critical

Use two or multifactor authentication when logging on to a device.

  • Requires another source or destination to be factored in for authentication into various systems.

Introduce courses/lessons about protecting data.

Talk with third-party vendors beforehand to make sure they have strong security measures in place.

  • Keep logs of third-party providers that are accessing your systems