How to stay safe from cybercriminals
If you’re old enough, you’ll remember the halcyon days of the internet. This was back when we played Lemonade Stand on DOS. When the internet was seen more as a tool for researchers at different universities to share research and connect.
Back then, the idea of a virus wasn’t even a twinkle in a hacker’s eye. In fact, there weren’t even hackers yet at all. Considering that cybercriminals made off with $445 billion in 2019 alone, it’s hard to imagine, isn’t it?
But we’re not talking about a hundred years ago, here, but rather the close of the last century. We’re talking about a time where most people used simplistic passwords that only contained letters. It was a simple time.
Unfortunately, if you haven’t evolved since then, you’ll find the digital world a much more frightening space. There are plenty of dangerous denizens hiding in the deep recesses of the web. They’re out there to take advantage of any mistakes you might make, which is why it has become essential to start using a multi-layered approach to security. It’s no longer sufficient to rely on just your anti-virus program or just your password. You’ll want to take a range of proactive steps and also ensure that you have a recovery plan in place, just in case something goes wrong.
Modern anti-virus defense strategies include training on how to identify risks and take proactive steps to make yourself a hard target. They’re about taking out any guesswork and using AI to start identifying potential risky emails.
Then, of course, it’s about making intelligent decisions when it comes to online security. If you’re not sure about where to start, we’ve got you covered. You’ll see that the infographic below contains all the information that you need to give you a head start in data security.
You’ll learn about how cybercriminals operate and where you might be most at risk. You’ll learn steps that you can take to create stronger passwords and a better defense strategy. You’ll get actionable steps to help you create a better defense today.
But why are we still talking about this? Scroll down and learn some fascinating facts about cybercrime and cybersecurity.