National Computer Security Day
Friday November 30th is National Computer Security Day. This annual event is designed to raise awareness, promote best practices in Information Security and build our understanding of how to safeguard your organization’s most valuable asset-information.
National Computer Security Day is a good day to do some basic security checks and to follow up anything you’ve been meaning to do for a while. Here are some of the things you might consider doing on Computer Security Day or any day when you’re concerned about your computer’s security.
- Windows Update is enabled.
- Back up your computer data.
- Read your workplace’s computer security policy again.
- Antivirus software is installed and running.
- Windows Firewall is turned on.
- The software on your computer is up to date.
- Strong passwords are always used.
- Passwords are not shared or written down.
- A password is required to access your computer.
- Unused programs are removed.
- Your home wireless network is secured.
- Your important data is regularly backed up.
- Clean the hardware and your desk zone.
- You use caution when browsing the Internet.
- Log off the computer when not using it.
- Web browser does not store or remember passwords.
- Temporary Internet files are periodically removed.
You need your systems, users, computers and data protected from outside attacks. That’s where BCS Security Services are most needed. Our tools and monitoring ensure that your applications and data are protected at all times.
BCS Security Services include backup data protection, which ensures that your information is stored offsite and protected. We partner with top providers of software that keeps your website secure, your hard drives and emails encrypted, your system checked for vulnerabilities, and your email systems unburdened by unwanted SPAM.
To learn how BCS can secure all of your computer equipment and data contact us today.