07 June 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Cyber Security

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Digital ecosystems can help everyone to make their tasks more efficient and effective. You can save your personal data or organization data on the cloud without having a physical space. 

However, when we are accustomed to using the internet and saving everything on the cloud, we think that we have a safe place to save everything. 

The theft and corruption of data in the digital ecosystem can happen, especially for everyone who lacks awareness about data security.

Definition of Cybersecurity and Data Security

Because of using data in the cyber or digital ecosystem, we have the same perception about cybersecurity and data security. They have different definitions. Data security is about protection of data from unauthorized modification, unauthorized access and data corruption. 

What is cybersecurity? Cybersecurity is about protecting data and the whole system from unauthorized modification and corruption of the system.  

Protecting the data can save us from the misappropriation and data transaction to the third parties. It can be phishing, scamming, spamming, or financial loss for some cases.

Protecting the system can avoid your business from the hacker that can affect your business reputation and your business flow. 

Repairing the system takes time and makes you lose any opportunities that may arise within that time frame. 

Knowing this possibility should make you be more aware to save your data, increase data and system protection. Hiring competent IT professionals who have expertise in security systems can help you to protect your digital system.

Here, some cybersecurity tips for you and your business:

1. Update Your Software

Make your software update automatically or just patrol everyone within your organization to keep updating their software. 

Updated software usually increases their security system. The more secure your software, the more secure your system and your data. 

2. Activate Your Antivirus and Firewall

Sometimes the data can be restricted because of malware. Using the antivirus software can improve your security.

3. Secure With Strong Password And Multi-factor Authentication

Personalize your password combining numbers and symbols. Don’t forget to activate multi-layer security to verify that only you can access your data or system.

4. Learn About Cybersecurity and Don’t Share Your Confidential Data

Confidential data means your personal information or your business information. Don’t share private information such as passwords, PIN, CSV, credit card number to the public or unknown people.

5. Don’t Open Suspicious Mail or Link

Sometimes we get emails from the unknown people. If you don’t know who sent you an email, don’t open that email or click the link that is attached in that email. It can be a system to corrupt your data and enter your system.

6. Avoid Public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is the prone area that has a high possibility of stealing your data. Please be aware of this. Use your private mobile data whenever possible.

7. Review Your Online Account and Check Your Credit Report

Sometimes we make an account for many platforms. If you don’t use a platform, it can be better if you deactivate your account. Don’t forget to check your credit report. 

When your credit card data is stolen by someone, they can use it to pay something. If it happens to you, call your credit card company immediately and block your credit card.

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