Today is World Computer Security Day! Over the last couple of months, and October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month in particular, we’ve been blogging a lot about the best ways to keep your computer and your personal information safe.
Last month, our initial NCSAM blog was a general how-to on staying safe online, and a lot of this translates to keeping your computer as a whole safe as well.
In this post we talked about some of the more important aspects like:
- Keeping your computer and software updated
- Knowing what networks you’re connecting to (and not connecting to unknown/unsecured networks)
- Not posting things online, like personal information, that you wouldn’t want everyone to have access to
We go into a lot more depth in the blog itself, and we might be a little biased, but we think it’s a pretty valuable read.
While the above blogs hit on a lot of the most important information when it comes to this topic, you can never be too careful when it comes to computer security because let’s face it…for most of us our whole work/personal lives are on our computers.
Make sure you’re taking security into your own hands – especially on personal computers by:
- Performing regular backups
- Installing malware and virus software and keep them up-to-date
- Developing strong passwords
And as always, if you’re a business, it’s extremely important to make sure that all of your employees understand the importance of staying safe online and following company procedures.
If you’re looking for more ways to keep your computer and network safe, let us know! We would love to help revamp your internal security systems.