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Important - Please follow these 8 guides to surf the Internet safely due to the increasing number of Cyber Attacks lately

 
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Important - Please follow these 8 guides to surf the Internet safely due to the increasing number of Cyber Attacks lately
by SUHAILY BT OMAR 3676 - Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:52 PM
 
Assalamualaikum w.b.t. Dear IIUM Community,
 
Cyber Attacks are increasing rapidly. Follow these 8 guides to surf the internet safely.
 
 
Please be aware that cyber attacks have been increasing lately and these cyber attacks may cause big losses to individuals and organizations. Therefore, it is very important for us to make sure that we surf and use the internet safely in order to safe guard ourselves and IIUM from incurring losses. We would like to encourage the IIUM Community to follow these guidelines in order to surf the internet safely:
 
1. Update your critical assets with the latest security patches and updates.
2. Warn your users not to open or click on unsolicited emails and links with/without attachments.
3. Ensure that anti-virus/anti-malware signatures are up to date and functioning, either the free version or paid version.
4. Review your user credentials list for any new additional unknown users.
5. If you suspect that your servers have been compromised, reset and change all usernames and passwords.
6. Perform hardening on all of your Internet-facing applications.
7. Monitor your environment closely for any anomalies.
8. Make sure your backup data is updated and is separate.
 
We sincerely hope everyone can implement these guides as it can protect your data, websites, computers, laptops, and the IIUM network from being compromised by hackers.
 
Thank you for your kind attention, wassalam.
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION