We’re not talking about daily baths for your network servers, but more in the metaphorical sense about the general cleanliness of your security systems.
Basic cyber security hygiene can include:
- Changing passwords when staff with access leave
- Ensuring all applications are up to date
- Firewalls are up to date
- Staff awareness training
- A cyber security policy
- Email scanners
- Anti-virus and anti-malware on all machines
- BYOD policy
- Regular scans on all machines
- Separate passwords for server access, database access, FTP access etc
Cyber security is an extremely hot topic at the minute. NAO reported that in 2011 there were 44 million cyber attacks in the UK alone,costing between £17-28 billion. What’s worse is that 80% of these attacks could have been prevented if companies had used basic cyber security hygiene.
Are you keeping up basic cyber security hygiene in your organisation?
IT Governance are a key provider of cyber security solutions, including standards, books, documentation toolkits, training and consultancy to help keep your cyber security hygiene in check. They have the complete range of solutions and experts on hand should you need to strengthen any areas of your cyber security plans and policies.