Cyber Security blogs to keep you in know about Secure My Desktop and other security.


Basic Firewall and Service Security 

Basic Firewall and Service Security  One of the most important aspects of securing your system is making sure you have basic firewall and service security. This makes it much harder for a attacker to attempt to exploit your machine. This is reducing the attack service. By securing the network settings makes it much more difficult for a malicious hacker to gain access to your device. We accomplish this by enabling the firewall, and being especially coincident of a few vulnerable applications  Firewall  Enabling the firewall is one of the most important network protections in the CIS guidelines. The firewall is…


What is CIS Level 1 Benchmarks

What is the CIS Level 1 Benchmarks? The CIS Level 1 Benchmarks are a set of over 280 cyber security standards and recommendations from the Center for Internet Security. Organizations, businesses, and governments use the benchmarks to build better cyber security prevention, protection, response, and recovery programs. The Center for Internet Security creates and manages the CIS benchmarks to support businesses and other organizations with a guide to better cyber security procedures.    What is the Center for Internet Security? The Center for Internet Security is a non-profit organization that works with governments to develop cyber security standards. Their mission…


Device Hardening with CIS Level 1 Benchmarks

Device Hardening with CIS Level 1 Benchmarks This is a comprehensive guide to device hardening using the CIS Level 1 Benchmarks. It includes compliance settings for account and account logout settings. minimum password length. This guide helps you start your CIS Compliance journey. This is the device hardening techniques we will cover: What is Device Hardening? Run a CIS Compliance Check  How to Apply CIS Benchmarks on Windows 10 and Windows 11 Devices Test Your CIS Compliance after Changing the Settings CIS Compliance Tools that Make Your Life Easier   What is Device Hardening? Device hardening is the process of…


5 Ways to Secure Your Desktop

5 ways to secure your desktop, at least to begin securing your desktop. Keeping your PC secure is critical to protecting your personal, business, and financial information. Locking down and securing your computer doesn’t have to be expensive, time-consuming, or require technical know-how. Here are 5 easy, affordable ways to significantly reduce your security risk. 1. Secure your operating system The first way to secure your desktop is to secure your operating system. The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has developed a rock-solid set of security benchmarks that include best practices for securely configuring Windows operating systems and to secure…


Free Cyber Security Computer Scan

Free Cyber Security Computer Scan Scanning your device to see how vulnerable your device is based on CIS Benchmark Compliance standards is important. This free cyber security computer scan gives you a way to secure your device to security standards.    How Vulnerable Can Your Device Be? Vulnerabilities come in many shapes and sizes. Devices are vulnerable in many different ways. New devices often have apps pre-installed like TikTok or McAfee that have vulnerabilities. Pre-installed apps are vulnerable because they can give hackers access to sensitive company data if the apps aren’t removed.  Windows devices are vulnerable if Cortana is…


Free CIS Compliance Scan

Free CIS Compliance Scan What are the CIS Benchmarks? CIS Compliance is a set of security standards created by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) to help computers and other devices fall in line with regulations such as HIPPA, FEDRAMP, SOX, etc. With that in mind, the Level 1 guidelines are what you get graded on with your Free CIS Compliance scan with SecureMyDesktop. CIS Level 1 Benchmarks are the core foundation to securing you devices in the office or at home. Level 1 allows you to cover all the basics of security without having a major impact on your…