MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOUR CYBERSECURITY

Cyber Wars. THE LAST CYBERSECURITY JEDI.

Today, in a cyber galaxy, not so far away…

Episode VIII

The FIRST ORDER reigns. Having decimated the peaceful Republic that fights against cybersecurity crimes, Supreme Leader Snoke now deploys his merciless legions to seize control of the galactic cyberspace. Only General Leia Organa’s band of resistance fighters stand against the rising cybertyranny, certain that Jedi Master Luke Skywalker will return and restore a spark of hope to the fight.

In the cybersecurity war, it is better to learn from the experience of others. Always follow latest cybersec recommendations and learn how to prevent breaches to avoid becoming one of the victims.

 

The cybersecurity risks are not so dangerous if you keep your software up to date. Make your hacker a child in a mask by fixing security holes in your software.

Always have a level head before you click to any links. Think about whether you were supposed to get that video or picture before downloading it. Contact the person first and ask whether they really sent a message. Be reasonable and careful with manipulative words like “urgent” or “open now.”

Always have a response plan in case you are breached. The first step is to be able to detect incidents as soon as possible. Cooperate with security specialists, make a plan in case of breaches, and sleep well. 

Saving your own information and the information of your clients is one of the core values of every business. In the past 12 months, 50% of midsize and small businesses experienced from a breach. Follow the best cybersecurity practices to prevent data leakage and don’t ignore antiviruses. 

If you own a business, cybersecurity should be a part of your company culture. Employees should know how phishing scams and ransomware work. There should be strong password policy in your company and a detailed training program devoted to safety on the internet. Only preventive policy can keep that nervous expression off their faces in the future.  

In many cases, it is your choice whether to be spunky or a target of cyber criminals. Be aware that most incidents happen within your inner circle, for example, colleagues. So, don’t forget about that paper with all the passwords in your desk drawer, and turning it over doesn’t help. Store your backups wisely.

How safe are your backups? What will happen if you or your company loses its private information? Choose your way to backing up your data. It can be a hard drive copy, printed copy, or any other variant you trust. 

Your force is your strongest passwords set on all your devices. Don’t keep your passwords where someone could access them. Create strong secret ones difficult to guess and never share them with anyone. Don’t use the same number and symbol combinations for all your accounts.