Cybersecurity hygiene is the active practice of maintaining the security and health of your network’s hardware, software, and critical data. It helps ensure devices are properly functioning and protected from cyber threat actors. Practicing good cyber hygiene requires the right tools to properly maintain cyber health. Proper cybersecurity hygiene is part of a larger initiative where your system administrators and other personnel actively follow best practices as a group to take precautions that broadly protects your organization’s sensitive data and systems from potential cyber threats. Well trained personnel armed with training for cybersecurity hygiene best practices is an important first line of defense against cyber threats such as malware, data security breaches and other attacks.
Training, implementing, and executing good cyber hygiene practices as an organization helps to identify and reduce vulnerabilities to all endpoints connected to your network. Cyber hygiene allows you to identify risks and includes having a resilience and incident response plan in place to evaluate your current level of cyber hygiene practices and health. It also includes having response plan for an potential successful attack.