We are all taking the time to wash our hands thoroughly, wear masks, and practice social distancing to protect ourselves. And although it is important for us to maintain our physical hygiene to protect ourselves from COVID-19, it is also important to maintain good cyber hygiene so we can protect ourselves from cyber attackers in this new remote world.
Cyber hygiene refers to the practices and steps that users of different devices take to maintain system health and improve online data security. These operations are often part of a routine to ensure the safety of valuable information that could be stolen or corrupted. Much like physical hygiene, cyber hygiene is regularly conducted to avoid common threats.