Here is a list of some budget-friendly security tools you can use for prevention. If you need new security tools or if you’re looking for an alternative to something you’re already using, take a look at these below:

Configuration/Vulnerability Management Tools

Anti-malware Tools

  • Bitdefender – Award winning antivirus program for people without a security budget
  • MalwareBytes – Award winning program to detect and remove spyware that antivirus often fails to detect

Password Vault

  • MyKi – A simple and extremely secure tool to both organize and protect your passwords


Tips for your computer:

  • Use antivirus protection
  • Use a personal firewall
  • Keep all applications, including your operating system, patched
  • Turn off your computer or disconnect from the network when not in use
  • Make regular backups of critical data

Tips for you:

  • Don’t open unknown email attachments
  • Use strong passwords
  • Don’t share your passwords
  • Never key in personal information (i.e. username and password, SSN, bank account information, etc) into a website that looks suspicious
  • If you receive an email from your bank, credit card company, or something similar requesting that you log into the linked site, within the email, and change your password, DON’T!
  • If it feels wrong – then it is


What tools do you use? Comment below.

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Leonardo Alcantar

Leonardo earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from The College of St. Scholastica and graduated with the highest distinction (Summa Cum Laude). He is now in the process of earning his Master of Science in Digital Forensics. With a background in developing solutions for highly regulated fields, such as finance and healthcare – Leonardo is always learning and earning certifications along the way to increase the level of service he can offer.