Every year many people fall victim to costly malware and phishing attacks, and it can be difficult to survive. These attacks can infect your systems resulting in financial loss, expensive recovery costs, data loss, damage to personal reputation, and more.
The tools included in this toolbox aim to help prevent these types of attacks. Included are: DNS security (DNS, or Domain Name System, is the method by which you are able to navigate the internet) to help prevent you from going to infected websites; anti-virus software to help prevent viruses and other malicious software from getting into your systems; and ad blockers, together with correct filter lists, help prevent malicious activity and access to malicious websites while browsing the Internet.
We recommend considering the use of one of each of these tools on the devices you identified in the “Know What You Have” step.
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“Time” defines the approximate time it will take to implement the tool, including installation and setup. Based on your system and experience, the time may be longer or shorter than the time estimated.
Requires minimal technical knowledge to complete setup. Users with little-to-no familiarity with computer systems will still easily be able to implement Level 1 tools.
Requires basic technical understanding of operating systems and settings controls. Users with a basic understanding will be able to easily implement Level 2 tools.
Requires an intermediate level of understanding to implement. Users will need an intermediate understanding of computer systems and code languages.
Requires advanced levels of understanding of computer systems, settings and code languages. Users will need experience with advanced system configurations.