Updating your devices

Do not use unsupported Operating Systems e.g. Windows XP as the vendor is unlikely to release any security updates to fix vulnerabilities

  • Keep your antivirus software up to date
  • Ensure your computer operating system is up to date with Windows Updates. For a managed machine this is done automatically however other machines or personal devices, ensure you check and install any updates on a regular basis.

Internet of Things (IoT)

A variety of devices can be connected to a computer network for example a fridge, printers, heating and watches that could be hacked. They could also be used to attack other networks internally and externally if not configured correctly.

  • Change default password to a complex one
  • Restrict access to only those who need it
  • Install the latest software updates to protect you when they become available