How To Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers Or Cyber Threats?

What is Data Protection?
Data protection is the process of preventing important data from becoming corrupted, compromised, or lost, as well as restoring it to its original state if it becomes inaccessible or unusable.
Data protection ensures that data is not corrupted, that it is only accessible for authorized purposes, and that it meets all legal and regulatory requirements. When needed, protected data should be accessible and usable for its intended purpose.
Data protection, on the other hand, encompasses aspects such as data immutability, preservation, and deletion/destruction in addition to data availability and usability.
Few Tips to keep your Data safe from Hackers and Cyber Threats
  • Ensure that your software is up to date: Ransomware attacks were a major attack vector for both businesses and consumers in 2017, as evidenced by the statistics above. Patching outdated software, both operating systems, and applications is one of the most important cyber security tips for preventing ransomware. This aids in the elimination of critical vulnerabilities that hackers exploit to gain access to your devices. Here are some helpful hints to get you started:
  1. Set your device to receive automatic system updates.
  2. Set your device to receive system updates automatically.
  3. Maintain the latest versions of your web browser’s plugins, such as Flash and Java.
  • Use anti-virus software and a firewall: To combat malicious attacks, anti-virus (AV) protection software has been the most widely used solution. Malware and other malicious viruses are prevented from entering your device and compromising your data by antivirus software. Use only one anti-virus tool on your device, and make sure it’s from a reputable vendor. 
When it comes to protecting your data from malicious attacks, using a firewall is essential. A firewall protects your device by filtering out hackers, viruses, and other malicious activity that occurs over the Internet and deciding what traffic is allowed to enter. Windows Firewall and Mac Firewall are the firewalls that come with Windows and Mac OS X are two different operating systems, respectively. To protect your network from attacks, your router should include a firewall.
  • Use a password management tool and create strong passwords: Strong passwords are essential for online security, as you’ve probably heard. Passwords are crucial in keeping hackers out of your information! According to the new password policy framework published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2017, you should think about:
  1. Getting rid of the wacky, convoluted mix of upper case letters, symbols, and numbers. Instead, choose something more user-friendly that is at least eight characters long and no longer than 64 characters.
  2. Do not re-use the same password.
  3. Choose a password that is simple to remember, and never leave a password hint out in the open or in a place where hackers can see it.
  4. If you forget your password, you can reset it. However, as a general refresh, change it once a year.
  • Authentication with two or more factors is recommended: Two-factor authentication, also known as multi-factor authentication, is a service that adds additional layers of security to the traditional password-based method of online identification. You would normally enter a username and password without two-factor authentication. However, if you use two-factor authentication, you will be asked to enter an additional authentication method such as a Personal Identification Code, another password, or even your fingerprint. After entering your username and password, you’ll be prompted to enter more than two additional authentication methods with multi-factor authentication.
  • Understand Phishing Scams – Emails, phone calls, and flyers should all be treated with caution: This year’s phishing scams are nastier than ever, according to a recent blog post. In a phishing scheme, the attacker impersonates someone or something that the sender is not in order to trick the recipient into disclosing credentials, clicking a malicious link, or opening an attachment that infects the user’s system with malware, trojans, or zero-day vulnerability exploits. This frequently results in a ransomware attack. In fact, phishing attempts are the source of 90% of ransomware attacks. 
The following are some important cyber security tips to keep in mind when dealing with phishing schemes:
  1. In conclusion, do not open emails from people you do not know.
  2. Knowing which links are safe and which are not is essential. Hover your mouse over a link to see where it takes you.
  3. In general, be wary of emails sent to you; check to see where they came from and if there are any grammatical errors.
  4. Friends who have also been infected can provide malicious links. As a result, take extra precautions!
  • Protect Your Personally Identifiable Information: Personal Identifiable Information (PII) is any information that can be used to identify or locate a person by a cybercriminal. Name, address, phone numbers, date of birth, Social Security Number, IP address, location details, or any other physical or digital identity data are examples of PII. Companies that follow the PCI DSS standards should protect your credit card information.
You should be very cautious about the information you share online in the new “always-on” world of social media. On social media, you should only share the bare minimum of information about yourself. Examine your privacy settings on all of your social media accounts, especially Facebook. Adding your home address, birth date, or any other personally identifiable information (PII) increases your risk of a security breach significantly. Hackers take advantage of this information!
  • Make Secure Use of Your Mobile Devices: More than 1.5 million new incidents of mobile malware have been detected on your device. Here are some quick security tips for mobile devices:
  1. Make a Difficult Mobile Passcode that isn’t your birthday or your bank PIN.
  2. Apps from Reputable Sources Should Be Installed
  3. Keep Your Device Updated – Hackers Target Vulnerabilities in Older Operating Systems That Haven’t Been Patched
  4. Sending PII or sensitive information via text message or email is not a good idea.
  5. Leverage To prevent loss or theft, use Find My iPhone or Android Device Manager.
  6. Use iCloud to backup your phone on a regular basis, or enable Android Backup & Sync.
Staying alert and having reliable software tools on hand are your best defenses against losing data. Hackers are always lurking in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to attack, no matter how vigilant you are. Allow CyberNX to be your partner and handle everything for you, and improve the security of your digital life today. 

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