E-mail Security

Creating A Safe Email and Internet Environment

 

- Use multiple layers of security, rather than one: use firewalls and intrusion detection in the network but also run anti-virus software on local computers. Evaluate hosted security systems, for example from Internet service providers, as a first line of defence.

 

- Establish and enforce a rigorous policy for updating operating systems and critical applications, including web browsers. Larger companies should look at centralised patch management systems.

 

- Keep firewall and anti-virus software up to date; monitor the effectiveness of anti-spam software and its settings, as well as content filtering.

 

- Use network-based technology to check machines' configurations against security policies. Such policy engines need not be expensive: many now run on a modest PC or server.

 

- Keep security policies up to date, and educate staff about secure Internet use and its importance

 

- Don't overlook mobile devices, either your own or visitors.

 

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UUM Information Technology (UUMIT),
Universiti Utara Malaysia
06010 UUM Sintok,
Kedah, MALAYSIA
Tel: +604928 6666   Fax: +604928 2343

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