Consider Yourself a Target for Hackers

Consider Yourself a Target for Hackers

Consider yourself a target for hackers if you own a computer, smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device. You are a target for hackers if you access sensitive data online.
Do not assume that you cannot be hacked.

The frightening part is that if you leave yourself open to hackers, you can also be putting your friends, family, and even your business at risk.

What exactly is cybersecurity, to begin with?

Cybersecurity protects the link between physical components (such as machinery and control systems) and external, virtual spaces like the internet.

Data generation, transmission, storing, and analysis on physical and non-physical interfaces are all included in this.

How are you endangering your safety?

. use the same password across several accounts, and your password is clear.
.utilise unprotected, free public wifi.
.access dangerous attachments
. click a link without first verifying the URL.
. provided sensitive information on an unsafe website.

How were your login credentials stolen?

How were your login credentials stolen?

Phishing: emails sent under the impression of genuine correspondence to deceive recipients into divulging login information
Malvertising: To steal visitors’ login information, malware is introduced into trustworthy internet ad networks.
Watering Holes: Malware is introduced into the coding of well-known websites to gather users’ login information
Web attacks: in order to take advantage of a company’s weaknesses and get a foothold, internet-facing businesses are searched for vulnerabilities.

What would a hacker be able to do with stolen credentials?

. Send spam from hacked email addresses
. Hack into websites and host dangerous information Put malware on systems that have been compromised
. utilising the same login information, compromise more accounts
.Exfiltrate private information (data breach)
theft of identity

Anyone who is not online safe will not benefit from even the best protection software. Learn about online security to protect your data and privacy.

By adhering to the fundamental cybersecurity practices that we’ll cover during the month of October, you can prevent a potential cyberattack by making sure you are doing everything in your power to safeguard your data.

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Homeland Security describes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which takes place every October, as a joint effort between the government and business to increase public understanding of the value of cybersecurity and make sure that all Americans have access to the tools they need to be safer and more secure online.

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“NCSAM 2019 will place a strong emphasis on individual responsibility and the value of adopting proactive measures to improve cybersecurity at home and at work.

Own IT is the key theme for this year. Focusing on important topics including consumer gadgets, eCommerce security, and citizen privacy, Secure IT.

Protect IT. On the website for Homeland Security, you can find out more about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.