Do you secure you digital devices like your door at home? Do you use either a laptop, computer, mobile phone or portable storage devices? If yes, you are well protected. If not, this opens up avenues for potential threats, loss of sensitive and confidential data affecting both you as individuals and as an organisation.

NPC staff members attended in a training programme on digital security to curb some of these threats internally and as part of project implementation. In order to safeguard sensitive information best practices were introduced to combat threats. One such measure was the adoption of open-source applications and platforms when handling sensitive data and confidential information. Open-source software is continuously scrutinised and improved by a community of developers, making it less susceptible to vulnerabilities and ensuring a higher level of trustworthiness. Open-source emails are also gaining popularity.

The use of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) is encouraged to protect data during transmission. Employing password protection with password vaults adds another layer of defense. By using such services, users can mitigate the risks associated with proprietary email platforms and ensure that their communications remain confidential. Similarly, clearing these files and applications regularly
prevents potential data breaches and ensures that sensitive information does not fall into the wrong hands.

It is encouraged that organizations create and adhere to a comprehensive digital security plan. NPC will pass on the knowledge on digital security by providing training programmes to partner organizations and key individuals to strengthen defense and reduce the chances of falling victim to cyber attacks.

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