Facts on Cyber Security
Things nowadays are much easier than they used to be in the past, we can pay services in the click of a button, exchange important information between continents in only a matter of seconds and communicate our ideas and thoughts whenever we want to in different ways. Nowadays if you want to know how to bake a cake there are instructions on the internet, there are directions on google maps among other helpful information that makes our lives easier and more fun.
With great power comes great responsibility and some people have used this responsibility in the wrong way, some people have used the same technology to do bad things that will benefit them. Thieves know more about us because we let them by posting a lot of our personal details on social media pages plus pictures of us with expensive stuff that we have bought and when we are robbed we blame others when it was all on us for ignorance and carelessness.
There many risks that are involved and that’s why necessary security to be implemented so that everybody can be safe. People end up losing their personal, confidential information and cash because they write their passwords on paper which then ends up being seen by the wrong people.
Unless you have a VPN never use public Wi-Fi because your data is easily accessed this way. If you ever come across a USB drive do not be tempted to put it in your computer to find out what is in it because this is another common trap, usually malware that is designed to destroy your computer or steal sensitive information is installed and sometimes it may contain viruses.
Some cyber attackers use different techniques, they steal all your sensitive data and information and then demand you pay up ransom money or else they delete that information which can easily be avoided if you back up all you important information regularly. To prevent any chance of your company being hacked you only need to make your staff and employees aware by training them on safety measures and procedures because in this way they will be able to neutralize a lot of threats before they sprout and will adhere to the safety measures and regulations.
When you are using shared networks it is advisable that you use on screen keyboards which hackers cannot access with tools that record keystrokes and later allow them to gain access to your system. When setting passwords make sure that you make them strong by using very unique combinations that are very hard to crack. Change your passwords regularly and it will be hard to crack them.