13 simple steps to improve security of IT systems
The protection of IT systems and data of our university can not be ensured exclusively by central measures of the SCC. Especially in a network where many private PCs, Macs and mobile devices are accessed every day, it is necessary for all users to follow some basic rules to prevent damage to themselves and others.
It is proven that attacks are successful on poorly configured and maintained systems or on systems without essential protection measures.
The consistent implementation of the measures described below makes it possible to create a Basic protection against current threats.
In the case of self-managed workplace computers, the implementation of the 13th Golden Rule and more extensive measures to increase IT security, such as the installation of a personal firewall should be coordinated with the IT managers of your organizational unit in order to avoid any potential problems.
IT systems that jeopardize the security of the entire university network or a part of it are immediately withdrawn the network access from the SCC.
- IT security
- Aktuelle Meldungen
- security certificates (PKI)
- password security
- malware protection
- Patch- und Schwachstellenmanagement
- Golden rules
- 1. Install security patches immediately
- 2. Use a malware protection and keep it up-to-date
- 3. Use security features of the operating system
- 4. Use secure passwords
- 5. Do not work with administrative rights
- 6. Be careful when using email clients, instant messengers and web browsers
- 7. Use only really needed software from safe sources
- 8. Protect the computer from unauthorized access
- 9. Be informed
- 10. Backup data
- 11. Do not reveal sensitive information unconsidered
- 12. Take special care in insecure environments
- 13. Reduce attack vector
- Externe IT-Dienste