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Cyber hygiene refers to the collection of best practices that an organization employs to keep its network and data secure.
The goal of cyber hygiene is to maintain the health and security of hardware and software to ensure they are protected from threats such as cyber attacks. When practiced regularly and consistently, cyber hygiene helps organizations keep their data safe and secure.
The most important step in practicing cyber hygiene is to have a detailed inventory of your network systems, assets, devices, and applications. Any cloud, internal, or public-facing asset that presents a cyber attack surface needs to be documented and kept up-to-date.
The following list of practices is a baseline for what should be considered when developing a cyber hygiene checklist.