Facts on Cyber Security
Technology has really made things easy for us, it has enabled us to communicate faster, transfer information across the globe in seconds and pay for services without having to leave our couches. 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.
However, this great power that technology has accorded us can be used to do bad things, to steal from people, to steal important information that is going to be manipulated to do bad things. You should be careful with the information that you post on the internet because it is an advantage that you give to thieves who access all the personal you have posted such as locations and addresses then they steal from you.
There is no such thing as absolute safety but there are things that you can do to make the environment that you operate as safe as possible. First mistake that many people do is writing passwords on paper or on note books so that they cannot forget them, it is easy for a person to see it accidentally and this means that all the confidential information and cash you have stored could be stolen.
People need to stay connected to the internet to do most of their work and public Wi-Fi is a cheap way to do so but it is also a trap that is set by data thieves who gain access to your accounts and data when you are connected to that network so be sure to avoid it unless you have a VPN. Do not connect a USB drive that you do not know the source because it may be a plot to steal sensate information from you or it may be designed to destroy your computer systems.
Backing up your data is very important because it will prevent you from paying large amounts of money in ransom when some cyber attackers steal your important files, information and data and threaten you to pay up or else they delete it all. Educating your staff and employees so that they are adequately trained to deal with threats when they appear and follow all the procedures and regulations regarding safety of information.
On screen keyboards will prevent any hackers that might want to gain access to your computer by recording your keystrokes with software tools. Passwords are only useful if they are made very strong thus be sure to make strong combinations that cannot be easily be hacked. Passwords should be changed every now and then so that it will be very hard to crack them.