Sunday, May 22, 2016

Strategies to Mitigate Cyber intrusions

Published by the Australian Signals Directorate, their version of the NSA, the first four mitigations are mandatory for all Australian government computers.  For my (non-existent) readers application whitelisting may be a bit beyond your scope but the other 3 are definitely something that you should be doing:

Secunia is an excellent program for handling item (2) and windows update covers (3) if you you use Windows.  Over the next couple days I will put up some instructions on how to deal with all these, but for now something to think about.  Even though you probably aren't actually being targeted specifically it's just a good idea to take some basic precautions especially in the era of things like Ransomware.

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