14:21 CET, 5th January 2011 By Maria Eriksen Jensen.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent survey and competition – What are your top 3 pieces of advice for securing your network during the holidays? We're pleased to say that we received a huge amount of interesting tips from you.
The majority of advice focused on the need for:
Other examples of advice included:
Congratulations to our winner, Mr. J. Ellis - USA who is now the owner of a new Samsung Galaxy mobile phone. His advice was:
Mr. Ellis' advice was selected due to his highly relevant answers which describe in-depth measures such as restricting privileges and limiting the attack surface by disabling unnecessary services, and stressing the importance of regular patching and scanning.
At Secunia, we always appreciate feedback and helpful hints from you. The advice submitted reflects the day-to-day struggles that many of you face when trying to keep your PCs or networks secure against vulnerabilities. Regular scanning and patching of vulnerabilities are fundamental cornerstones of PC security that should always be implemented as a starting point, otherwise everything else that you do to protect your PC will be a wasted effort.
Maria Eriksen Jensen
Business Development Manager
Subject: Scan & Patch regularly: Top security tips from PC users