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Why you need to know about Cyber Security?

by Louis Collins - 18th June 2015

Technology

Why you need to know about Cyber Security?

Internet has become a hub for businesses to expand into the global arena. It open new gateways for advertising and selling products and services, communicate with friends and family, and carry out financial transactions conveniently from anywhere in the world. But these advantages come some strings attached – the dangerous kind! And foremost among these is the threat of cyber crime.

Cyber security is all about protecting your information systems, both hardware and software, from unintended or unauthorized breach or thefts. This involves controlling access to the hardware by protecting it against any damage via online networks, operator malpractice, or code and data injection.

Cyber Hygiene

Cyber hygiene refers to the health of your hardware. Infected devices are more likely to infect other system, which is why cyber security becomes a necessity, combating threats that may make other systems vulnerable.

Insecure accounts attract hackers like bees to honey. One must always be extra careful when using public hardware. With an insecure account, other may log on using your details and may use your information to stealing money, spread viruses and bugs, etc.

Joint Accountability

Cyber security is a responsibly that needs to be shared by all entities involved. A strong sense of responsibility needs to shown towards cyber security as it affects the public. This includes

  • Internet companies: Internet companies must try to secure all possible payment routes for online transactions and trap if any breach occurs.
  • Governments: Governments should enforce laws of anti cyber crimes and educate the public regarding cyber security.
  • Businesses: Strong passwords matter. Businesses must have strong security policies in place, making sure that all their employees use unique password codes to minimize the threat of unauthorized breaches.

 Institutions need to play their role by contributing efforts to ensure payment methods and networks are as secure as they can be. Being completely protected from cyber threats may seem impossible, however, with proper awareness and anti-cyber crime laws in place, and best security practices being employed by companies, cyber breaches can be stopped to a large extent.

 

 

 

 

 

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