DO's and DON'Ts Cyber Security

The following are some guidelines to the Do's and Don'ts of Cyber Security:

Peer to Peer data sharing

-Avoid using peer-to-peer data sharing

- Know your files/folders/drives being shared on the peer-to-peer network

- Restrict the amount of shared data to minimal

- Do not store sensitive data in the same computer that runs peer-to-peer data sharing

- Never upload/download copyrighted materials

- Limit the network bandwidth for peer-to-peer data sharing

Social Networking Websites

-Choose a secure web browser because most malware will come through via your web browser

- Disable scripts if not necessary (NoScript, Privoxy and Proxomitron can be used)

-Do not give out your own or other people’s personal information

-Configure the security protoctols or features provided by the social networking websites

E-Commerce (Shopping and Banking) 

-Beware of phishing website. Always check the URL of the website

- Beware of malware such as key logger in public computer. They can capture your login credentials

- Make sure that it is an encrypted website. The easy way to tell is to look for a padlock symbol

- When you do business with your bank make sure it has a privacy policy or some other security protocol you can follow or use.

- Always keep an eeye on your bank statements to make sure that nothing is incorrect or missing. Report any suspicious activity on your account which you haven't authorised and make sure you use a bank that reports to you immediatedly any expenditures or withdraws have occured that don't seem like yours.

- Remember to logout completely after transactions

- Apply for digital certificate for electronic transactions

- Never put your bank account details into email while communicating to the bank about something regarding your account