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How to protect yourself from cyber Attacks? (Quick tips)

A cyber attack is different in that various malicious programs attack a personal computer, a computer network, an information system, or an infrastructure object. Such attacks can be carried out by both organizations and individuals. You can avoid cyber risks by taking steps in advance

How to protect yourself from cyber threats?

How to protect yourself against cyberthreats? Use strong passwords, Keep your software updated, Strengthen your security on Wi-Fi, Regularly update software and avoid using pairated software.

Use effective technical means of protection

  • Automated tools to analyze security and identify software vulnerabilities.
  • Application Layer Firewalls (Web Application Firewalls): As a preventative measure to protect web resources.
  • Systems for deep analysis of network traffic: to detect complex targeted attacks both in real-time and in saved copies of the traffic.

Protect your data

  • Do not store confidential information in the clear or in the public domain.
  • Periodically create backup copies of the systems and store them on dedicated servers separated from the network segments of the operating systems

Avoid simple passwords

  • Enforce a password policy that imposes strict minimum password length and complexity requirements
  • Limit the period of use of passwords (no more than 90 days)
  • Change default passwords to new ones that adhere to a strict password policy.

Control system security

  • Timely update the software used as patches are released
  • Control and sensitize employees regarding information security
  • Regularly analyze the security of web applications, including source code analysis, to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities that allow attacks, including in application clients

Take care of customer safety

  • Sensitize customers on information security issues.
  • Regularly remind clients of the rules of safe work on the Internet, explain attack methods and forms of protection.
  • Warn customers not to enter their credentials on suspicious web resources and, furthermore, not to provide such information to anyone via email or during a phone conversation.
  • Explain to customers what to do in case of suspected fraud.
  • Notify customers about events related to information security.

How a supplier can protect their products

  • Implement security processes throughout the software development cycle.
  • Perform regular security analysis of software and web applications, including source code analysis.
  • Refrain from using libraries and frameworks that have known vulnerabilities.

How to protect yourself as a regular user?

Quick note: Use a VPN, it encrypts your data first off and hide or mark your IP address.

Don’t skimp on security

  • Use only licensed software
  • Use effective antivirus protection on all devices;
  • Keep your software up to date as patches are released.

Protect your data

  • Store your most important files not only on your computer’s hard drive, but also on removable media, external hard drives, or cloud storage
  • For daily work in the operating system, use an account without administrator privileges
  • Use two-factor authentication whenever possible, for example, to protect your email.

Don’t use simple passwords

  • Use complex passwords consisting of insignificant combinations of letters, numbers and signs, at least 8 characters long.
  • Do not use the same password for different systems (websites, email, etc.);
  • Change all passwords at least once every six months, and preferably every two to three months.

Be vigilant

  • Verify all attachments received by email using anti-virus software.
  • Be very careful when entering credentials on websites and when working with online payments
  • Do not follow links to unknown suspicious resources, especially when the browser warns of danger
  • Do not click on links in pop-ups, even if the advertised company or product is familiar to you
  • Do not download files from suspicious web resources or other unknown sources.

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