Because so many important parts of your life are accessed through your internet-connected devices, it’s crucial that you know how to protect yourself and your information from those who would seek to take advantage of you or gain control over these areas of your life or business. But with all of this being so complicated for those who aren’t particularly technologically minded, it can be hard to know what you should or shouldn’t do as part of this security.
To help you in figuring this out, here are three ways to protect yourself from a cyber attack.
Get The Right Security In Place
Since there’s only so much you can do on your end to protect yourself from professional hackers who want to breach your information and devices, it’s important that you get the right security in place on your devices so that they can do a lot of the work for you.
According to Phil Quade, a contributor to CNBC.com, what you should really do is use “automated and integrated” solutions for your cybersecurity. What this means is you should find a security platform that will be able to automatically scan your devices or your systems for threats and then respond in an effective and automatic way. In many cases, getting a commercial security product will be your best bet, like Endpoint Detection and Response or Security Orchestration Automation and Response.
Take Care With Your Emails
As far as what you can do with your daily interaction with your devices and your systems, one thing you should be cognizant of is what you’re allowing onto your devices through your email.
Ideally, the Department of Homeland Security shares that you should never click on a link or open an attachment that was sent to you through your email unless you already know the person or organization that’s sending you this email. Otherwise, you could be opening your email, your device, and your sensitive information stored thereon to whatever hacker has successfully tricked you into allowing them access.
Keep The Right Things Updated
A lot of the apps that you use will already have some form of security in place for you when you’re using them. The problem arises if you don’t update the apps appropriately and use the best and newest security that those apps have available.
For this reason, Rishi Iyengar, a contributor to CNN.com, recommends that you update and upgrade your apps and your devices as more secure versions become available. Additionally, you should also be updating your passwords for everything that you use on a regular basis so that you can keep digital intruders out.
If you’re worried about your cybersecurity, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you better protect yourself and your systems.