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Security – how to secure your network

Security - how to secure your network

IT Security advice and solutions from experienced professional staff who have been working on firewalls since 2001. Genuine deep knowledge of products and attack tecqniques from phishing to brute force. Ethical phishing and hacking and security reviews available.

In November 2017, we put together a list of suggested actions
https://www.wealdcomputers.com/2017/09/11/general-security-advice/

Between November 2017 and now, the threats have continued to evolve but the advice remains quite similar.

2FA or MFA (2 factor authentication or multi-factor authentication) across as many services as possible.  Office 365, Facebook, Google, Linkedin - you name it, if you can 2FA it, then do so.  This prevents phishing by the second factor.  If you do provide someone your password, they cannot get in, unless you say yes.

Encrypt your devices - ransomware cannot encrypt things twice.  If you get ransomware and execute it by mistake, it will fail.

Don't believe anyone at face value - when it comes to bank details, bank transfers - simply phone & check.

Stay vigilant - as this year progresses, more and more companies will secure their networks using 2FA and encryption.  What's next - perhaps social engineering to gain access to your PC, perhaps a malware exploit capable of changing your mail rules (yes, stop that too, block all mail forwarding).

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GDPR, Information Security Policies, Bring Your Own Device - the law changed in May 2018.  There is a surprising lack of action in respect of data classification, protection, processing agreements, requests for more security - and yet the information commissioner is quite busy prosecuting companies for breaches and not complying with data subject requests.

Interesting reading - https://ico.org.uk/action-weve-taken/enforcement/

At present, it is the worst and largest companies being prosecuted, however, as time progresses this will move down to SME's.

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