Today’s CEOs and management not only need to worry about profit margins, market analysis, and mergers and acquisitions; now they also need to step into a world of practicing security with due care, understanding and complying with new government privacy and information security regulations, risking civil and criminal liability for security failures (including the possibility of being held personally liable for certain security breaches), and trying to comprehend and address the myriad of ways in which information security problems can affect their companies.
How Cybercriminals Attack You
There are two primary ways cybercriminals can attack you: the first is by luring you into using malware to open up your system to them, and the second is by hacking into your accounts or computer directly. Thankfully, there are ways to protect your machine against these attacks. Some methods are effective against both types of attack, while others are more specialized tools.
The most fundamental rule of data security is that no one technology holds the key to protecting everything. It’s important to have multiple layers to protect yourself so the weaknesses of one technology are covered by the strengths of the others. By using a suite of security tools, you can best ensure yourself against whatever attacks cybercriminals will toss your direction.
How to stay protected from cybercriminals
The attitude of individuals and organizations needs to change in order to prevent cyber attacks. There has to be a fundamental understanding that, when online, everyone is a target and that none of us are too small or unimportant. It is also critical to change the attitude of incident detection and handling. We can only get better at the defense part if we learn from previous experience, painful and costly as that may be. The reason we know about some of the attacks mentioned above is that they were detected and investigated. Following are the secure way to stay protected:
- Always check for security updates- update your system whenever your vendor provide updates.
- Don’t click- Don’t open any annoying links or attachments via email or from any malicious site.
- Use public WiFi securely- free WiFi exposes anyone who uses them to surf the internet because these networks don’t encrypt your connection.use some apps to secure public wifi before using it.
- Use different passwords- Don’t take password easily always use complex passwords. Don’t use that same complex password over many different websites. If one service is hacked, there’s a high chance a cybercriminal will be able to seek out and access your other accounts with the same email and password information.
Yes, Cyberlaw does concern you. As the nature of the Internet is changing and this new medium is being seen as the ultimate medium ever evolved in human history, every activity of yours in Cyberspace can and will have a Cyberlegal perspective. From the time you register your Domain Name, to the time you set up your website, to the time you promote your website, to the time when you send and receive emails, to the time you conduct electronic commerce transactions on the said site, at every point of time, there are various Cyberlaw issues involved. You may not be bothered about these issues today because you may feel that they are very distant from you and that they do not have an impact on your Cyber activities. But sooner or later, you will have to tighten our belts and take note of Cyberlaw for your own benefit.