Cyber hygiene refers to the steps that computer users can take to improve their cybersecurity and better protect themselves online. It may include reorganizing the IT infrastructure, hardware and devices; patching authorized software and removing unauthorized software; continuous monitoring, training and awareness; and formalizing existing information security controls.
October is Password Change Mo…err…National Cybersecurity Awareness Month which stresses the importance of cybersecurity and individual cyber hygiene. Now go change your passwords (strong passwords must contain an uppercase letter, a Mersenne prime number, a haiku, a hieroglyph, and the blood of a unicorn).
The recent release of Mirai IoT botnet malware highlights bad password security.