Best Practices for Information Security (I)

As users store more and more important data on computers or clouds, there are more and more cyber attacks occur.  Not only IT personnel, but also common users need to know information security.

In this article, we will show some practices for Computer and Information Security.

1. Keep your computer up-to-date

Most of the cyber-attacks are carried out through system vulnerabilities.  Usually Companies will release patch update files as soon as possible after discovering vulnerabilities.  But if these vulnerabilities are not fixed immediately, they may be exploited by a hacker.

Information Security: Keep your computer up-to-date

Always pay attention to system update notifications to ensure the security of the operating system.

attention to system update notifications


2. Update the firmware on your device

Besides the Operating system, many devices might be cracked, such as router, IP camera.  Therefore, User need to go to the device setting page and update firmware frequently.

Information security: Update the firmware on your device


Update announcement will tell user how many security vulnerabilities be fixed.

update announcement


In device Setting page, user can check the latest firmware version.

firmware upgrade


3. Install anti-virus software

Altough Windows 10 already built-in Windows Defender software, user still can choose any anti-virus software they liked. Of course, it’s not foolproof after user install the anti-virus software, user need to configure scheduled scan and keep virus database up to date.

information security: Install anti-virus software


4. Increase password complexity

The basic one is Do Not use personal information for password.  For more information, you can follow our previous article:
5 principles of creating a secure password for NAS
Let’s create a secure password for NAS

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