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Cyber Hygiene: Safeguarding Your Data in a Connected World

EasyChair Preprint no. 11698

9 pagesDate: January 6, 2024


In our increasingly interconnected digital landscape, the proliferation of technology brings convenience, innovation, and unparalleled access to information. However, this hyper-connectivity also exposes individuals, organizations, and systems to various cyber threats. The concept of "cyber hygiene" emerges as a critical practice in fortifying our defenses against these threats and protecting sensitive data. This paper explores the multifaceted aspects of cyber hygiene, encompassing the proactive measures, strategies, and best practices necessary to maintain a secure digital environment. It delves into the significance of fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness, emphasizing the role of education and training in mitigating risks. The discussion elucidates fundamental cyber hygiene practices, including robust password management, software updates, encryption protocols, and the implementation of firewalls. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of regular system audits, risk assessments, and incident response planning to preemptively address potential vulnerabilities and respond effectively in the event of a breach. Ultimately, this paper aims to underscore the indispensable nature of practicing good cyber hygiene in safeguarding personal and organizational data in an era defined by pervasive digital connectivity.

Keyphrases: Cyber Threats, Cybersecurity, data protection

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  author = {Lee Kasowaki and Kerem Ali},
  title = {Cyber Hygiene: Safeguarding Your Data in a Connected World},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11698},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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