In today’s network environment where it has become extremely difficult for any computer to stand alone. It is better to adopt best practices in order to stay secure. Do you know that when you are connected to a network on the internet, you are connected to someone’s computer?
If that particular system has a virus and you do not have anti-virus, you will also share part of that virus. That is why you need to know how to stay secure in a network environment. In this article, I want to share with you some of the ways you can follow to protect yourself. Follow me as we look at that together in this article.
There is the need for you to have a good anti-virus installed on your system. I am not talking about those fake anti-virus that you got from the internet. You really need to open your wallet and purchase a good anti-virus. If you know you cannot afford that, you have to make sure that you are downloading the anti-virus directly from the vendor website. This is to prevent you from downloading malware all in the name of anti-virus.
#2 Use Strong Password
There are some of out that make use of weak passwords. Those kind of passwords are very easy to guess. Note this that the stronger your password is, the better for you. A strong and good password is one that the user can remember and it’s not in any way related to your name. A password must be at least eight character with numbers and special characters. They have to be mixed together in order to create a strong password. You have to use strong password when you are accessing all resources on the network.
#3 Know about encryption
Encryption is the conversion of data into an unreadable form which are always referred to cypher text whereas unencrypted data are always referred to as plain text. Encryption ensures that only the sender and the receiver can understand what is been sent.
It happens to be one of the ways of achieving data security in a network.