Cybersecurity refers to protecting networks, devices, and data from illegal access or illicit use. Since 2003, October is observed as Cybersecurity Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This month aims at raising awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the nation. It also makes sure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safe and secure online. This year’s theme for the month is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” This theme encourages individuals and businesses to understand the importance of taking practical steps to enhance cybersecurity. Proper measures are necessary to increase online security and prevent data breaches and other online threats. Even when you are taking support from a business process outsourcing company to get your back-office tasks done, make sure the company follows stringent data security policies.
In 2021, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and NCSA are focusing on the following areas –
Attackers exploit various vulnerabilities to compromise the security of networks and devices. Most of us use laptops, desktop computers, smartphones, wireless printers, and other devices to constantly exchange data to complete tasks. These devices, when used incorrectly by employees, can lead to data compromise. If you fail to follow proper security measures, cyber criminals may steal personal information, and banking credentials, which can cause significant financial loss. Cyber attacks may come in many forms – phishing & spoofing, identity theft, ransomware attack, social media account hacking, and website attacks. Spoofing attacks may use email addresses, sender names or phone numbers that are disguised as a trusted source. You need to be vigilant to keep personal, business and customer data safe and secure.
Here are some key tips that CISA recommends to stay safe online –
Knowing how to protect the information stored is important not just for an individual but also for any organization.
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