Cybersecurity is a Shared Responsibility
It’s not just the responsibility of governments or CEO’s of large corporations that need to worry about cybercrime. Everyone has a part to play including the average person with a smart-phone. Five tips on cybersecurity for the average person.
Keep a clean machine.
- Regularly scan devices for viruses, spyware, keep software up to date.
Avoid oversharing online.
- Safeguard sensitive info, vacation plans, personal identifying info
Protect your password.
- At least 8 characters, combo of letters, numbers and symbols, no dictionary words, no reuse across other websites.
Stay protected while connected.
- Be cautious of the wi-fi networks you join when not at home, i.e. airports, hotels, restaurants. Passwords and other sensitive info can be captured.
|BEC||15,690||$767 M||150||$5 M|
|Extortion||14,938||$15 M||85||$153 K|
|Tech Support||10,949||$15 M||98||$28 K||90%|
|Ransomware||1,783||$2.3 M||18||$15 K|