Handbooks

Written by UpGuard's experts and contributors, these resources are provided for free in .PDF format.

Website Security Checklist

Website Security Checklist

Putting a website on the internet means exposing that website to hacking attempts, port scans, traffic sniffers and data miners. If you’re lucky, you might get some legitimate traffic as well, but not if someone takes down or defaces your site first. 

Email Security Checklist

Email Security Checklist

Email is as important as the website when it comes to security. As a channel for social engineering, malware delivery and resource exploitation, a combination of best practices and user education should be enacted to reduce the risk of an email-related compromise.

The Server Checklist

The Server Checklist

Servers might run okay out of the box, but before you put it in production, there are 10 steps you need to take to make sure it’s configured securely. The details of these steps may vary from distribution to distribution, but conceptually they apply to any flavor of Linux.

The Password Security Checklist

The Password Checklist

Chances are you have a LinkedIn account, and if you had one back in 2012, it was probably one of the compromised accounts from the recent LinkedIn incident. Do you still use that password anywhere? Our 9 step password security checklist will help you secure your accounts, whether you’re a billionaire CEO or just someone who likes to post funny cat videos.