National Computer Security Day

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National Computer Security Day

Three Ways to Keep Your Personal Information Safely Under Wraps

As a Bespoke Software Development Company, we are well aware of the importance of keeping software systems safe and secure. Today marks National Computer Security Day; a day created to raise awareness around cyber security and safety.

In today’s tech heavy society, it is vital to remember to be savvy about your software security and protect your personal sensitive data. So, in honor of National Computer Security Day, here are 3 tips on how to keep your software and data – whether personal or enterprise – safe and secure.

Keep Your Antivirus Software Up-to-Date

Fending off nasty computer viruses is only a small part of the role antivirus software plays. It is very easy to download and forget about it when you purchase a new piece of tech, but it is important to keep it regularly updated, to not let any destructive ransomware or trojan horses sneak in through the gaps.

Antivirus software protects your device against all kinds of damaging malware, so don’t ignore the antivirus software updates. We know how easy it is to click on the little ‘X’ in the top right hand corner of the reminder notification, but take it from us, it is important to update this incredibly protect piece of software.

Yes, majority of hardware such as desktops and laptops now come with some form of antivirus software built into them. However, it is worth going the extra mile and installing another form of secure barrier onto your device, to give your data protection an extra boost. It is not worth taking risks when your sensitive data is involved, so it is worth narrowing the gap even further of experiencing a data breach.

Every Platform Needs a Different Password

It is something you have heard a hundred times, but it is said over and over again for a reason. Do not use the same password for every platform you are required to log into.

If a hacker is able to get hold of your email address and the single password you use for every login ever, your world – and personal data – becomes their oyster.

Create a strong, unique password for every separate account you have created; this includes past, present and future login information. Make sure each password is made up of a variety of characters, including capital letters and punctuation, alongside various numbers.

You don’t use the same key to lock every door in your house; the same applies for the passwords you use online and to secure your tech.

Adopt Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication can be a boring and arduous task, especially when it comes to unlocking or logging onto a device or platform when in a hurry. However, it is a useful and smart piece of software that puts an extra barricade in place for the security and protect of your personal information.

Two-factor authentication involves not only using an email and password to log onto a platform, but it coincides with the input of another security question or code, sent via text message or email.

Fingerprint and facial recognition are now also being widely used as a form of two-factor authentication. You may be familiar with using it when making a contactless payment with your smart device, or logging onto online banking.

Facial recognition will more than likely replace physical bank cards before too long, so why not get better acquainted with it on a daily basis and implement it into your two-factor authentication.

Remain Under Wraps

Using these few simple steps to keep your data and software secure will do you a whole world of good. We are living in a digital age, so keeping our personal information as protected as possible is very necessary. If you require any help or advice on building a secure, bespoke database for your enterprise or would like some tips on how to maintain your software to keep it unbreachable, contact us today.

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Stanley and Strong

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