Computer Security Day is held yearly on 30 November as a way of reminding computer users to be aware and promote best practices in Information Security.
NDGAI plays an active role in computer security by using cloud services such as AWS (Amazon Web Services), which are designed to build a secure, high performing, resilient and efficient infrastructure for software applications and keep our data safe and secure.
AWS is the world’s largest cloud computing platform. NDGAI is proud to be using AWS for the development of our SaaS product, as they routinely update and patch their services.
AWS is not only secure online but it is also physically secure. For physical protection, AWS Data centres are heavily guarded with intrusion detection systems, CCTV monitoring and allow only authorised personnel into their data centres.
NDGAI has built its infrastructure using best practices as recommended by Amazon themselves for the best protection. NDGAI ensures that strong password policies are in place and that operating systems are kept up to date as a minimum.
By having a proactive approach to computer security we are able to safeguard the reputation of NDGAI.
We spoke to Sohail Iqbal, our IT Services Manager, to find out what his top three tips for online security are. Here’s what he said:
- Use secure passwords, with a mix of upper and lower case and special characters
- Do not use the same passwords for every account
- Be careful before clicking links on emails. Firstly, double-check the sender’s email address and make sure they are who they say they are before opening any links. If an email looks suspicious, it probably is!