It’s Your Data, So Protect it
06.15.2020 | Soliton Blog
Data breaches will rise 22%, at least, just this year alone. At this current rate of increase, the breaches will expose, at least 146 billion records of personal information by 2023. This includes your name, address, and credit card numbers.
People’s concern for protecting their privacy and data has gone up over the years as cyberattacks have started to happen more often. This is a quick read to walk you through the best tips to keep your computer data safe.
We are always on our emails, logging into our bank apps, or storing our credit card information in food delivery services for convenience. All these sources contain personal information.
There are several ways for people to access your personal information from our name, address, and credit card number. Phishing emails are one example of how people can try to hack into your computer or gain access to your passwords.
A password is the minimum to making sure your data is protected. A lot of websites and apps need passwords, but you need to take proactive measures to ensure your computer data is safe from cyber-attacks. Remote work has become the new normal, so making sure your desktop computer is secure is even more critical.
Tips for Cybersecurity
We will walk through the best advice for keeping your computer data safe. You want to go the extra mile, currently, in 2020, over 167,000 people reported that a fraudulent credit card was opened using their stolen information.
4 Best Practices:
You need to start somewhere with protecting your personal information. If you need extra guidance, your IT team may have tips or can help answer questions about cybersecurity.
1. Encryption is Necessary
Encryption used to only be necessary for sensitive data. Now, it has become the best practice for any personal information. You should also always use HTTPS web connections because it adds another layer of security.
2. Share as Little as You Can
If a website asks you if you’re 21 or older, that’s all you need to provide. They don’t need to know what college you went to or where you work, only share what’s necessary.
3. Password Management
Some apps can help with password management. You need to make sure that you create effective passwords. They should be different across your accounts. You should change them around every 90 days, and you shouldn’t reuse old passwords.
4. Test Your Employees
You should train your employees on cybersecurity. If you invest in your employee’s knowledge of cyberattacks, you will be taking preventative action from them being vulnerable to them.
Start Securing Your Computer Data
A great start is avoiding unknown links and creating unique passwords. However, to keep your computer data safe, you need to take everything a step further.
Encryption may sound extreme, but it’s necessary to keep your desktop computer information safe from cyberattacks. Remote work can open the door to more vulnerabilities if you aren’t on your work’s server or WiFi.
Taking the extra steps will help protect your personal information and your company’s private information.Taking precautions will help keep your personal information safe and prevent identity fraud. Start managing your passwords or contact us to learn more about our secure desktop service!