From the Fall 2021 Issue

The Cyber-Hygiene Mantra

Chuck Brooks
President | Brooks Consulting International

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a good time for everyone to review the importance of the basics of defending their data and devices from cyber-attackers. Cyber-hygiene is a starting point to build those fortifications.

Back in 2017, Congress passed legislation (HR3010) called “Promoting Good Cyber Hygiene Act of 2017”.  It was introduced to implore the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish baseline best practices for industry.

The legislation stated that the list of best practices established … “shall be published in a clear and . . .

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