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Pre-Cyber Essentials Checklist

Pre-Cyber Essentials Checklist

If you're not looking to have your certification managed and automated by ATG preferring the self assessment route, here's a helpful checklist before you get started.


Know what 'configuration' means Find the Settings of your device and try to turn off a function that you don’t need Find the Settings of a piece of software you regularly use and try to turn off an unused function Read the NCSC guidance on passwords Make sure you're still happy with your passwords Read up about two-factor authentication​

Read up on accounts and permissions Understand the concept of 'least privilege' Know who has administrative privileges on your machine Know what counts as an administrative task Set up a minimal user account on one of your devices

Know what malware is and how it can get onto your devices Identify three ways to protect against malware Read up about anti-virus applications Install an anti-virus application on one of your devices and test for viruses Research secure places to buy apps, such as Google Play and Apple App Store Understand what a 'sandbox' is

Know what 'patching' is Verify that the operating systems on all of your devices are set to 'Automatic Update’ Try to set a piece of software that you regularly use to 'Automatic update' List all the software you have which is no longer supported