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COMMONSENSE GUIDE TO CYBER SECURITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Carol Wo o dy, Larry Clinton.

mardi 30 mai 2006, par anass


SOMMAIRE

INTRODUCTION : BEST PRACTICES-A 12-STEP PROGRAM TO CYBER SECURITY

• I’m Very Busy ; Do I Really Need to Read This ? ......2

• Real World Examples-This Could Happen To You ......2

• Does This Publication Apply to My Specific Business ? ...2

• Why Would Anyone Attack Me ? ....................3

• OK, Maybe I Should Do More, but What Is This Going to Cost Me......3

• How Can I Stay Updated on What I Should Be Doing to Secure My Business ? ....................................4

SPECIFIC PRACTICES AND THE DIRTY DOZEN EXAMPLES OF ACTUAL SMALL BUSINESSES HURT BY CYBER ATTACKS

• Use Strong Passwords and Change Them Regularly ........5

• Look Out for E-mail Attachments and Internet Download Modules....6

• Install, Maintain, and Apply Anti-Virus Programs ......7

• Install and Use a Firewall ........................8

• Remove Unused Software and User Accounts ; Clean Out Everything on Replaced Equipment ..........9

• Establish Physical Access Controls for all Computer Equipment ...................................11

• Create Backups for Important Files, Folders, and Software......12

• Keep Current With Software Updates ................13

• Implement Network Security With Access Control ..14

• Limit Access to Sensitive and Confidential Data ......16

• Establish and Follow a Security Financial Risk Management Plan ; Maintain Adequate Insurance Coverage ..................17

• Get Technical Expertise and Outside Help When You Need It ..........19

REFERENCES AND SOURCES .........21

CONTRIBUTORS ....22

Source :National Cyber Partnership(NCSP).2004.Carnegie Mellon University and Internet Security Alliance.Auteurs :Carol Woody, Larry Clinton.

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