By: Brian DeVault

There are several low-cost ways that you can help secure your Information Technology (IT) assets, including:

  1. Strong Passwords: Use strong and unique passwords for each of your accounts. A strong password is a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters.
  2. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Enable MFA wherever possible. This will add an extra layer of security to your accounts, making it more difficult for unauthorized individuals to access your information.
  3. Regular Software Updates: Keep your software and operating systems up-to-date with the latest security patches and updates. These updates often contain important security fixes that can protect your system from vulnerabilities.
  4. Anti-Virus Software: Install anti-virus software on your computer and keep it updated. This software can help detect and remove malware and other malicious software.
  5. Firewall: Enable a firewall to block unauthorized access to your computer or network.
  6. Backup Your Data: Regularly back up your data to an external hard drive or cloud storage service. This will ensure that you can recover your data if your computer is ever compromised.
  7. Educate Yourself: Stay informed about the latest security threats and best practices for protecting your information. Attend workshops, read articles, and join online communities to learn more about IT security.