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Cyber hygiene: using your computer

In order to increase the security of your IT, a certain number of good practices are grouped under the generic term of IT hygiene. We list here some of these good practices. In this second part of a series of five articles we share advice for the use of his computer.

Disk encryption

Protecting your account with a password is essential, but not necessarily sufficient. Indeed, if your computer is stolen, a criminal could access your data by bypassing the password.

Encrypting your disk prevents access to your data. On Windows, you can use the BitLocker function (in the Control Panel), on Mac the FileVault function (in the Settings/System Preferences).

The use of disk encryption is transparent to the user, since encryption and decryption are performed in the background.

Biometric function

If your computer has a biometric recognition feature (such as a fingerprint sensor), enable it. It's faster and more secure than entering a password.

Computer Anonymization

If you have a laptop, avoid personalizing it with your company's sticker or any other brand that can identify its owner and thus arouse envy.

On the move

When traveling, never leave your laptop or USB drive/external hard drive unattended. In your car, hide it in your trunk or in a neutral bag.


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