Cybersecurity Risks Mitigation with Cyber Hygiene

Cybersecurity Risks Mitigation with Cyber Hygiene

As online activities become people's everyday routine, it's obvious that there have to be some rules to maintain "digital bodies" clean and healthy. Here come cyber hygiene rules and practices reducing the risks of cyber security breaches during everyday online activities and more.

In general, cyber hygiene concerns cyber security protective and maintaining measures for all devices and IT systems with even the merest online activity possibility.

With ever-growing online presence and today's infinite variety of cybercrime, Internet users must make cyber hygiene an ordinary routine. Cyber security professionals in MBS Tech can help solve many issues with our services. However, individuals', business owners', or employees' sensible and responsible attitude to cyber behaviour and adopting cyber hygiene effective practices would do much more or even prevent cyber crimes from occurring.

Appropriate Tools and Practices for Good Cyber Hygiene

Here are major cyber hygiene practices and precautions that will ensure efficient performance and high-level cyber security. Most of them can be easily done by anyone.

Antivirus and Malware Software

Install reliable antivirus and other anti-malware protection software and frequently update it as threats change and grow quickly.

Network Security

You should protect your wireless network: change and secure automatic router configurations for cybersecurity and best performance. Also, use safe access points. 

Prevent unauthorized accesses and operations by installing and configuring a reputable network firewall.

Update Hardware, Software, and Online Apps

Many software developers care about their users' cybersecurity and comfort. With newer versions, users can get troubleshooting and more robust protection with the latest security patches. Still, don't forget to study details and settings to make sure that your privacy is prioritized.

Updating old hardware also contributes to maintenance and security - better efficiency and more advanced protection. 

Password and 2FA

Password is the first and one of the main obstacles on a hacker's way. Progressive technologies provide criminals with solutions that can crack anything. But if you have a strong password and multi-factor authentication or use password managers, dealing with your protection will be difficult, and in most cases, hackers will retreat as they look for easy gain.

>> Read more in MBS Tech's blog post Secure Passwords: Rules and Tools

Back up 

Data loss can be prevented if you back up all vital information on different devices and take full advantage of secure on-premise and cloud solutions. Also, learn about our IBM Cloud Identity solution you may find useful.

Email and Web Browser Protections

We recommend using only reputable browsers and email agents. Update them regularly. Don't install or track and uninstall unauthorized plugins.

For businesses, utilize URL filtering technologies to avoid dangerous or non-approved connections. And block unnecessary file types.


Encryption can help protect your data or digital assets. Reading is only possible by deciphering data with a decryption key. So, if unauthorized users access the encrypted data, they will see it as an unreadable code. 

Limit Users

Watch who may access your system and manage permissions for authorized users. Limit administrative privileges.

Data-Wiping Software and Reformatting

With digital technologies, you can't be sure that you removed data by pressing "Delete" or cleaning your recycle bin. For vanishing data from a device, use wipe or erase software that guarantees the removal. For portable memory devices, apply reformatting when you no longer need any data on them or, especially, sell or hand it to other people. 

Hardware and Software Inventory

Make a list of all devices and apps in your system and control them. Regularly update the list with all changes and peculiarities.

Vulnerability Management

Create a cyber hygiene policy for your business with a programme, including automated or expert robust patch management, incident response and management, and other effective cybersecurity solutions.

Prioritize cybersecurity awareness (educate your users), apply effective cyber hygiene practices, reach out to experts for regular cyber security assessment, training, and updates. Stay cyber safe!




For your convenience, we’ve divided our blog on cyber security into several categories so that you can find necessary articles fast and effortlessly. Just choose the category that evokes your interest and enjoy reading.