Cyber Security

Network – is a connection of two or more computers that allows sharing of data. The devices or computers can be connected through a wired cable or through a wireless interface.

Firewall – is essentially the barrier that sits between a private internal network and the public Internet.

Using a Volume Encryption

Volume Encryption – is a technology which protects information by converting it into unreadable code that cannot be deciphered easily by unauthorized people.

Recommended Volume Encryption Software

BitLocker – is a full volume encryption feature included with Microsoft Windows versions. By default, it uses the AES encryption algorithm in cipher block chaining or XTS mode with a 128-bit or 256-bit key.

FileVault – is a disk encryption program in Mac OS X 10.3 and later. It performs on-the-fly encryption with volumes on Mac computers.

Antivirus Software

Recommended Antivirus Software

Microsoft Defender – is a free anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows.

XProtect – is an anti-malware built into MacOS.

Essentially, any antivirus program is adequate as long as it is up-to-date

Generating a Unique Password

Users can generate a password using password managers or manually generating them in

Using a Password Manager

Recommended Password Managers

Dashlane – is a cross-platform subscription-based password manager and digital wallet application available on macOS, Windows, iOS and Android.

LastPass – Like Dashlane it is a freemium password manager that stores encrypted passwords online.