As more and more of our lives are conducted online, protection from hackers becomes more crucial. Hackers are focused on two things: creating chaos and taking money. Hackers steal personal information to charge you without authorization on your accounts or disrupt your business using malware.

The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to prevent cyberattacks, and most of them don’t require a significant amount of effort. Start by encryption meeting the executives online of sensitive data that isn’t being transmitted via the internet (such as social security numbers for employees as well as routing digits for banks, and other sensitive data). Install full-disk encryption software that come standard with most operating systems: For PCs it’s called BitLocker, for Macs it’s FileVault.

Always keep your software up-to-date. Update your software programs regularly. Many hackers gain access to computers through outdated programs. Updates fix these vulnerabilities and make it harder for hackers to penetrate your system.

Install a firewall on all your devices. Firewalls are network systems designed to manage incoming and outgoing traffic on your computer. Windows and macOS come with a firewall built-in but it is suggested to use a third-party application to protect mobile devices and home networks.

Check your device’s names and identify your network names and device names. Avoid using personal identifiers, such as your last name or phone number in these names, as they could allow hackers easy access to your data.

Be wary of discussing your work in public. Even small details, like your hometown or the names of your pets, could be used to aid hackers breach security systems.

Deja una respuesta

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *