With the demands of daily working life it is easy to be lax with IT security and passwords. As a helpful reminder, we have put together some simple steps on how you can help to maintain security, which you can use on a daily basis.
1. Use strong passwords that:
• are at least eight characters long.
• do not contain your user name, real name, or company name.
• do not contain a complete dictionary word.
• are significantly different from previous passwords. Passwords that change just slightly—such as Password1, Password2, Password3— are not as strong.
• contain characters from each of the following groups, if possible:
o Uppercase and/or lowercase letters.
o Symbols (!,@,#,$,%, etc.)
2. Don’t enable the Save Password option
3. Use network file shares instead of local file shares and restrict access to the network for only those who use it
4. Lock your computer when you leave your desk
5. Use password protection on your screensaver
6. Encrypt files containing confidential or business critical files
7. Don’t open questionable e-mails
8. Encrypt e-mail messages when appropriate
9. Use the Junk E-mail Filter in Outlook
10. Remember to install the latest updates of your security software
We work with world leaders in security including Kaspersky, WatchGuard and Check Point and we recommend their products to increase your business security. For more information visit: http://www.ogl.co.uk/IT_security_solutions