- IT Personnel
ua.InfoSec's Top Ten Keys to Security
According to Internet World Stats, approximately 1.9 billion people are now connected to the internet. Most of these individuals are people like you who are conducting business, sending emails, researching, and staying in touch with other people. But there are also those with malicious intent.
The "Layered Look" is Best
We take several steps in order to secure our homes. We have one or more locks on doors. We turn on exterior lights at night. We may have an alarm system or a dog that alerts us to intruders. We stop our newspaper and mail when we are going out of town, or hire a housesitter.
Online security is similar to home security. Because potential security risks can occur at a variety of levels, you need to set up measures that provide multiple layers of defense against these risks. Consequently, your best defense is a thoughtful, proactive offense. Using a layered approach ensures that an attacker who penetrates one layer of defense will be stopped by a subsequent layer.
- Update Software
- Use Security Software
- Use Strong Passwords
- Understand and Limit Use of Privileged Accounts
- Secure Your Physical Environment
- Use Wireless Securely
- Practice Online Safety
- Understand Peer-to-Peer and Social Networking Risks
- Send and Receive Secure Messages
- Back Up Your Data