Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information, extorting money from users or interrupting normal business processes.
Nowadays, companies and people are putting important, valuable information and resources on Information Technology (I.T.) systems that are connected to the Internet. What do we intend to protect?
A simple way to protect yourself:
When using the internet it is important to stay secure as a lot of personal information, including financial ones, is transferred. To see whether a website is safe to visit, you can check for security info about the site.
For example Google Chrome will alert you if you can’t visit the site safely or privately.
Some helpful tips to stay secure using email:
It is very common to receive phishing emails, in fact it is a way hackers have access to personal information or account data. Once they obtained the information, they are able to create new user credentials or install viruses in the system to steal sensitive data.
Here are some ways to recognize a phishing email:
→ What you should do if you suspect that you received a phishing email? DO NOT OPEN IT! Delete it immediately.
Data can be stolen also from Social Media. One of the main tips is to frequently update the Social media privacy settings, to be careful having contact with personal profile that might not seem real and do not share personal information with unknown people.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has created the following factsheets on how to improve social media settings. These factsheets can help the users to view and change the advertising settings on a range of social media platforms: