CYBER SECURITY CHECKLIST

 
 

1. Use Good Password Practice

• Make strong, unique passwords for all accounts. Good passwords are more than 8 characters, have
a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters.
• Store your passwords safely. Don’t write them down; use password mnemonics or an enterprise password manager to help you remember passwords.
• Update your passwords regularly

 
 

2. Be Email Aware

Don’t open suspicious emails.
The tell-tale signs of a malicious or fraudulent email:
• Mismatched URLs.
• Misleading domain name.
• Poor grammar and spelling
• Doctored or inferiorlooking company logo or email template.
• Requests for personal or financial information.

 
 

3. Report Threats

• If you open a malicious email or file, tell your IT security professional immediately.
• Report any suspicious behaviour, such as the unexpected use of certain computers or accessing of files, to your manager or security professional.

 
 

4. Keep a Tidy Desktop

• Don’t plug a USB or other device into your pc unless you know it’s secure.
• Log out of a terminal before leaving it.
• Install software updates when requested. Updates often include security ‘patches’ that help to keep your computer safe.
• Avoid storing sensitive information directly on your computer’s desktop (or other device), in a Word document, an Excel sheet, or other unencrypted files and folders.
• Don’t leave sensitive documents on your desk and do not give information out over the phone..

 
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