What is Cyber Security Hygiene: is  reference to the  practices and steps that  users of computers  and other devices take to maintain system health and improve online security. These practices  are often part of a routine to ensure the safety of identity and other details that could be stolen or  corrupted. Much like physical hygiene, Cyber hygiene is regularly conducted to ward off natural  deterioration and common threats.

What can you do to improve your Cyber Hygiene?

  1. Train and Educate your employees and volunteers
  2. Set reminders for infrastructure wellness checks –
    1. Prioritize updating your Operating System and Software
    2. outdated OS and Software allows for an easy hack
    3. run virus scans with your antivirus software;
    4. check for security patches
  3. Install reputable antivirus and malware software – Not the free ones
  4. Have network firewalls as your 1st   line of defense
    1. change the manufactures password once it is installed
  5. Set Strong Passwords/Passphrase
    1. change them on a regular basis
    2. use MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) extra layer of security that requires user to login with their username and password PLUS a pass code generated to (usually) their cell phone
  6. Use device encryption
  7. Protect your wireless network (includes HotSpots)
    1. change the password frequently
    2. consider using a passphrase
  8. Clear data carefully and completely
    1. clean the hard drive regularly – empty the trash bin
    2. if you finished with the device – be sure to properly sanitize the hard drive before donating/tossing  a Hackers can get your information off that old hard drive
  9. Back up your files/system regularly
    1. Test your backup system at least annually, so you know it is working
  10. Limit the number of users who have admin rights.
  11. Use device encryption

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Do you receive Federal Grants? – If yes, you will need to get your Cyber Hygiene updated  Do you want to apply for Federal Grants? If yes, you will need to get your Cyber Hygiene setup

As you are going through your audits – you will find the CPA firms are asking for:

  • Proof of Cyber Insurance
  • Some have even asked to see your policy
  • They will ask to see your Policy and Procedures

Have you started your CMMC Certification process?  IF not, we can assist you

For Level 1 Certification, you have 6 domains you must implement

  • Access Control
  • Identification and Authentication
  • Media Protection
  • Physical Protection
  • Systems & Communication Protections
  • System and Information Integrity

We would be happy to assist you on this journey, give us a call or email us

3451 State Rd J
Fulton MO 65251
573 607 3290