- Tech Insights
By Chris Burrows, CISO, Oakland County,
(1) Many people think it is too hard
2) Many people do not understand it
3) Implementing it always sounds good but most never start until something bad happens
Get off your “dupa” and start today. Most likely you will never look like Channing Tatum or have the strength of Gabby Douglas but you will feel better if you replace a Big Mac with a piece of grilled chicken that you made at home the night before. Also, your cyber security posture will improve dramatically with a few small changes as outlined below. Is it easy? YES. Does it take time? YES. It’s it worth it? YES.
Replace processed foods with lots of grilled meat/fish, eggs and veggies; No bread, milk or fruitReplace all liquids with Water and/or Black Coffee; Drink 80 oz. of water per day (Yes –you’ll pee a lot)Cut down on alcohol. 1-2 glasses of red wine for the week (sorry No Beer!) Try this for 28 days. I guarantee you will feel better and lose 10 lbs. I did this for six weeks and dropped my weight from 191lbs – 173lbs. My waist also shrunk three inches.
Backup your data every month
Turn auto update on for all your software
Don’t surf the internet with an admin account; Create a standard user account
Use your free PC Security Tools: PC Firewall, Antivirus
Only download software from known good sites
Have different passwords for all your accounts (Password Management)
Be careful using public Wifis