Protecting yourself

Prevent Malware Damage

You can protect your organisation from the damage caused by ‘malware’, (malicious software, including viruses) by adopting some simple and low-cost techniques.

Antivirus

Make sure you use a well established and known Antivirus software on ALL your computers, laptops, tablets and Smartphones.

Approve

Only install approved software on tablets and smartphones and prevent users from downloading third-party apps from unknown sources.

Patch

Patch all software and firmware by promptly applying the latest software updates provided by manufacturers and vendors.

Control

Control access to removable media (SD cards, USB sticks). Encourage staff to transfer files via email or cloud storage instead.

Firewall

Switch on your Firewall (included with most operating systems) to create a buffer zone between your network and the internet

You'd lock your house or car, wouldn't you?