सत्येंद्र नाथ बसु राष्ट्रीय मौलिक विज्ञान केंद्र

सत्येंद्र नाथ बसु राष्ट्रीय मौलिक विज्ञान केंद्र

S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences


Best practices for computer security

This document details how you can secure your computer, accounts, and the data stored on them and contains more technical security precautions that you should know, and that IT Pros should implement.:


Following some of the suggestions below can affect how your computer interacts with the network. If your computer or local network is managed by a computer centre , you should consult with computer centre personal before making changes to avoid disrupting our network connection.

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Things you can do to protect your computer

Use security software

Practice the principle of least privilege (PoLP)

Practice the principle of least privilege. Do not log into a computer with administrator rights unless you must do so to perform specific tasks. Running your computer as an administrator (or as a Power User in Windows) leaves your computer vulnerable to security risks and exploits. Simply visiting an unfamiliar Internet site with these high-privilege accounts can cause extreme damage to your computer, such as reformatting your hard drive, deleting all your files, and creating a new user account with administrative access. When you do need to perform tasks as an administrator, always follow secure procedures.

Maintain current software and updates

Use a secure, supported operating system; Keep your software updated by applying the latest service packs and patches. Refer to your operating system's help for assistance.

The best way to maintain third-party software is to install the Secunia Personal Software Inspector. This will alert you when your current software applications are out of date or require a security update.

Frequently back up important documents and files

Back up your data frequently. This protects your data in the event of an operating system crash, hardware failure, or virus attack. CSC recommends saving files in multiple places using two different forms of media OncourseResources, or USB, flash drive)

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