Install software that protects your computers from malicious viruses and bugs. This software stores detection and rejection information about the latest bad actors and malware threats provided that data files are kept current.
Prevent. Detection. Analysis. Response.
Provide protection against outside attackers by shielding your computers from unwanted traffic. Firewall services can be activated at the router, modem, and device levels. These controls should be properly configured to allow through traffic without open access.
Use a VPN to encrypt data transmitted from your devices by creating a virtual tunnel wherein you can transfer information in encased in encryption providing an extra layer of secure protection.
Back up important data on hard drives or a cloud-based DMS which integrates security on the back end with the host.
Include upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters in your passwords. Change passwords every month and do not use the same password for multiple accounts or websites.
Ensure that you are running the latest versions of your application. This includes data files and patches for virus protection software as well as system updates for operating system and other critical applications.