Web Hygiene

Hygiene? This is not a term traditionally associated with technology. The term is a helpful metaphor for requiringto makingwise decisions about Computer systems or your smart devices.

Just like in human beings, where hygiene implies living clean and carrying out routine healthy activities, like brushing your teeth regularly and washing your hands, to avoid getting sick or infecting others. These includes three simple principles: utilizing products and means that suit your hygiene needs, performing these hygienic tasks properly, and creating a routine. Thus, Cyber hygiene is referring to the procedures and measures that user of computers and other gadgets take to maintain system health and improve online security. This is to say it is about teaching yourself to reason proactively about your cyber security — as you do with your day-to-day personal hygiene — to avoid cyber threats and online security issues.

Here are some best practices to follow regarding cyber hygiene:

  1. Create a cyber hygiene policy. Creating a common set of practices to maintain cyber hygiene will make it easier to maintain hardware and software.
  2. Document all equipment, hardware and software. Create a list of hardware, software and web applications used. Manage any newer installs, so they are kept track of and updated when needed.
  3. Inspect the list to find unused or outdated software and hardware that could have vulnerabilities. Uninstall outdated and unused hardware and software.
  4. Update all software or hardware that have updates available.
  5. Ensure antivirus and antimalware software is properly installed and configured.
  6. Ensure proper password management.
  7. Limit those who have administrative access to the network.
  8. Make sure routers and firewalls are properly set up and configured.
  9. Use two-factor authentication (2FA) or multifactor authentication (MFA).
  10. Physically segment computer networks.
  11. Have an on-call list of workers who can respond to security events.
  12. Keep up to date on cyber hygiene best practices.

Education

Curriculum Vitae

High School

Bergvliet High School 2001 – 2004

Head of the Photographic Society

1st Team Rugby Captain

 

Undergraduate Degree

University of Cape Town 2005 – 2008

BSc Engineering Mechanical Engineering

 

Masters Degree

University of Cape Town 2009 – 2010

MSc Engineering Mechanical Engineering

 

PhD 

University of Cape Town 2011 – 2013

PhD Engineering Mechanical Engineering

 

PhD 

University of Cape Town 2011 – 2013

PhD Engineering Mechanical Engineering

 

Company Name

Employment Period: 200X – 200X

Position: Junior Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities:

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Company Name

Employment Period: 200X – 200X

Position: Senior Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities:

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