The objective of this information security plan for the household is to be able to create a plan to successfully protect personal information of home network users especially sensitive information entered by the users which can be used for identity theft.
The purpose of this household plan is to guarantee that personal information entered by individuals accessing the household network are secure and remain confidential, to protect the personal information on possible threats that may affect the integrity of data and to protect the personal information against unauthorized access that may lead to identity theft or fraud.
- Information Security Action Plan
- Intruder prevention
- Hardware firewall must be installed
- All computers connected to the home network must have firewalls installed
- All computers connected must have licensed and up-to-date anti-virus software
- All computers used in the household must be configured to automatically update it virus protection software and definitions.
- Household computer users must understand the policies set forth to ensure that they are followed.
- Theft Prevention
- Physically secure computers and other devices by placing them in a locked room
- Mark and create an inventory of the assets
- Disaster Prevention
- Regular offline backups must be scheduled especially for online data and local data
- Check backups regularly if they are capable of restoration
- Internal security and Confidentiality
- Password protect devices and accounts
- Use strong passwords and regularly change passwords
- Activate passwords for operating systems and screensavers
- Install and Use Anti-Spyware software
- Observe proper surfing behaviors. Avoid enabling the automatic saving of online accounts
DCU.org. Information Security begins at Home. Retrieved from https://www.dcu.org/streetwise/privacy/infosecurity.html
Computer Security at Home. Retrieved from http://it.med.miami.edu/x905.xml