When you go through life, there are certain things that you just don’t forget to check before you leave the house. For most people, the first thing that they check before they leave the house is whether they have their keys or not. No-one wants to get locked out of their house so that is most important to them. The next thing they check for is whether they have their wallet or purse on them. You are going to need money to make transactions and identification depending on where you go. So it is always a good idea to have them. Creating this type of mental list helps you keep organized and also helps you to keep from missing anything of importance. It is not fool proof but it works most of the time.
When you are dealing with the world of networks and the internet you want to have the same mind set as well. You want to make sure that you have a mental check list in your head so that you or your networks are not exposed to the dangers of the internet.
What should be on your check list?
A question like this really depends on whether you have to worry about your network at home or the one at work. If all you are worried about is the internet connection that is at your home then there are a few things that you should check. You should make sure that your antivirus program is up to date daily. You should also check to see if your firewall is on. Checks like this should keep you reasonably secure.
If you are in charge of the network that is at your job then you might have to dig a little deeper when it comes to your check list. It would really depend on how big your organization is and what parts of it you are in charge of. But the basics should be to make sure that all of the security products are updated and that fellow employees know the rules of using the network.
A check list will help you to remember to keep everything safe, both at home and at the job.
Whats on your security checklist?