Common Sense Security Practices

Tips You Should Use

Proper Posture Keeps You Comfy

  • hands, wrist, and forearms should be straight and in line with the computer

  • head should be level or slightly bent

  • shoulders should be relaxed

  • upper arms should normally hang

  • elbows should stay close to the body and bent between 90 and 120 degrees

  • your feet are fully supported by the floor or a footrest

  • your back should be straight supported by the chair and not bent

Common Sense Fire Safety

  • always know where the fire extinguisher is and the emergency exit

  • don’t use liquids around technology

  • have a escape plan if the fire gets out of hand

  • never use fire around flammable objects or items

Here Are Some Things You Should Do After A Fire

  • never go back in the building

  • only enter once the fire department tells you it is safe

  • if you're a tenant contact the landlord

Employee Safety

  • be watchful of hazards

  • workplace should have a safety system

  • workplace should always have medical information of every employee

Some examples of serious harm are

  • amputation

  • burns

  • loss of consciousness


For technology safety for employees you should

  • never put them on the internet if they don't want to be on the internet

  • never put medical information of your employees on the internet or website

BACKUP

Sixty-six percent of people lose their files in the US, but also 59% of people backup their files. About 50% of business have lost their data because they didn’t backup their files. About 70% of the business and their employees backed up their files. About 30% of business have lost their files over the cyber theft. About 40% of business lost files because of deleting them by accident.


Why Backups are important:

  • They help save important files.

  • They help you recover files from damage, theft, and viruses.

  • It takes about 3 minutes.

  • It can be recovered at anytime.

  • Help you recover it from accidental deletion.

  • External hard drives are cheap.

  • Network backups can be accessed anywhere.

PASSWORDS

In this article, I will be talking about how to keep your passwords safe, how to create or store passwords, and how to save and remember passwords.

Here Are Some Steps to Protect Your Files

  • select the file or folder you want to encrypt
  • right-click the file or folder and click properties
  • click the advanced button
  • you are going to do contents check the box for the encrypt to secure data option
  • click apply and then ok

Steps for Virus and Malware Protection and Recovery

Seventy-two percent of people get infected by computer virus. It can destroy or delete files. Most hackers use this to steal information. Viruses and malware can be spread from your email program and into other computers. They are also spread through internet downloads. Malware is any software used to corrupt and can steal important information. It can even gain access to private computer systems. These attacks can be protected against with anti-virus and anti-malware software.


MALWARE PROTECTION

Things you need to know to help prevent these attacks

  • Identify and be aware of your computers symptoms such as freezing, crashing and slow startup.

  • Install antivirus and anti-malware software.

  • Update your software regularly.

  • Never click on email attachments without scanning them for viruses.

  • Using a firewall can make your computer less vulnerable.

  • Increase the security of your computer.

  • Stay alert when you download things.