LIFARS Cybersecurity Essentials Guide – Recommendations for Law Enforcement

LIFARS Cybersecurity Essentials - Recommendations for Law EnforcementCybersecurity Essentials Guide For Law Enforcement.

Basic cyber security practices – personnel.
There are basic cyber hygiene practices that should be practiced by all individuals, whether an everyday user or law enforcement. These practices mitigate the high risk of attack on your data, privacy, and security. Follow the listed steps to limit risk of exposure of your data:

I. Update, update, update

Update your operating system, update your browser and your applications. Organizations regularly release new updates for vulnerabilities exploited in the wild. You should frequently check for these new updates and install them.

II. Antivirus is your best friend

Antivirus and antimalware solutions reside in your operating system and detect the known threats to clean them or to block them. Antivirus is not the silver bullet, but it can help to protect you from known and sometimes even unknown threats.

III. Email/messaging hygiene
90 percent of all cyber threats which are introduced to system come through messages – usually email. Train yourself to be vigilant and to think before you click or open attachments. If you’re unsure the message is legitimate, chances are it probably isn’t. Ask your IT administrator/security department to check it before you open it…

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