The Ten Commandments of Cyber Security

The Ten Commandments of Cyber Security

The ten commandments of cyber security

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  1. Thou shalt keep all of thy software and apps up-to-date with automatic updates.
  2. Thou shalt have Anti-virus software installed, updated and active.
  3. Thou shalt have a firewall in place on thine Desktop/Laptop as well as thine internet connection.
  4. Thou shalt always backup thy data and regularly check its integrity.
  5. Thou shalt cast aside e-mails from strangers and not open attachments/click links they may send you. (Corollary: Thou shalt never open an unexpected file/link from thine family, friends or colleagues)
  6. Thou shalt encrypt all data stored on thine mobile devices.
  7. Thou shalt use two factor authentication on any account that provides the facility.
  8. Thou shalt never reveal thine password for any account to anyone.
  9. Thou shalt never insert nor allow to be inserted, a USB memory stick that thy hath never had complete control of since it was removed from its packaging.
  10. Thou shalt only use the official app store for apps.

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