12 best practices for your IT security

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Last updated: December 25, 2022

Computer security is sometimes taken lightly by some, with all the disastrous consequences it can have.

Any Internet user must be aware that he can be at any time confronted with cybercrime.

In order to limit the damage, Kaspersky Lab published an infographic of IT security best practices.

  • Choose strong passwords combining characters of different types (upper case, lower case, numbers, special characters).
  • Update the operating system and software, a point that I have often mentioned in old articles. And to find out if there are any updates to be made, I recommend that you install Glary Utilities.
  • Perform regular backups, a point sometimes overlooked and which can quickly turn out to be catastrophic. You are free to choose the method that suits you best (DVD, external hard drive, cloud, etc.), but taking into account the lifespan of the medium used. And to make backups, use cobian-backup, free software that does its job well.
  • Beware of USB keys and external hard drives. To ensure your safety, Kasperky recommends using removable devices with caution and suspicion.
  • Encrypt sensitive data from your PC. In this section, you will find the best tools and tips to encrypt your data.
  • Use password management software and disable that of the browser. For that, I told you about Dashlane: the ultimate password manager.
  • Never enter your personal data on suspicious sites and which do not offer all the required guarantees. To check the reliability of a website, I advise you to install theWOT extension (Web Of Trust)
  • Never click on a suspicious link in an email asking you to identify yourself.
  • Never open attachments with the extensions: .pif, .exe, .com, .lnk, .bat ... and coming from unknown recipients or whose title seems inconsistent with the files that your contacts usually send you.
  • Change your password regularly. Change your password regularly to protect the confidentiality of your data. Changing them regularly decreases the risk of being hacked.
  • Lock your session as soon as you are away. The program screenblur fulfills this task well.
  • install, use and update an antivirus security suite.

If you follow these best practices, it should help you stay safe from cybercriminals.