With in-person contact having taken a hit this year, for many, a substantial proportion of daily life has now moved online. Accordingly, self-protection has had to adapt. “Think Before U Click” (#ThinkB4UClick) focuses on the importance of personal accountability: whether we are checking personal emails or accessing the company server, carefulness must always be exercised to avoid carelessly opening the door to hackers.
According to ECSM, this October, the programme focuses on two themes to help people identify and be prepared for cyber threats. Digital Skills which provides participants with information on e-privacy matters such as personal data protection, cyber bullying and cyber stalking and Cyber Scams, which shares insights into current and potential cyber threats such as phishing, business email compromise and online shopping fraud.
With more and more personal information being transferred and exposed online, either through saved credit cards or posts in Social Media, hackers, just like any other criminal, try to find any vulnerability of the user or the system the user uses and extract personal information, which later on, with the help of software may be used for password hacking.
According to the University of Maryland, “Hackers attach every 29 seconds, on average 2,244 times a day”. Taking under consideration the fact that users spend 3x the amount of time exploring the web through their mobile devices, on networks that most of the time are consider Public Networks, one can understand the importance of strengthening our cyber security process and procedures.
Cyber security aims to the protection of our digital liberties and right to privacy, as the constitution consist of bodies and statues that serve as a safety net in violations and provides guardians of those laws, such as police officers, lawyers and law makers, cyber security creates protections cloths surrounding our digital identity in social media, and information stored on cloud platforms.
As you would not tolerate someone stalking your house or family you should not tolerate someone mining and exploring your data without your consent.
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• INTERNET cyber security policy and strategy / Governments
• Future cyber threats and landscape changes since Covid-19
• Cost of cyber attacks during 2019 into 2025
• Collective innovative strategies and targeted responses to the evolving threats, including protection of critical assets
• Working with cross Industry/Government partners to enhance cyber resilience
• Supporting transnational cyber-counter crime operations Internationally
• Optimal use of technology to increase safety and security
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“Cyber security is the application of technologies, processes, and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber-attacks.
It aims to reduce the risk of cyber attacks and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies.”
The 21st century can be easily defined by the incomparable advancement we achieved in technology. We stand at a point of fully integration between technology and human lives, where it simplifies several everyday needs, brings closer long aimed goals and allows for a greater global connection of information and knowledge.
Cyber security aims to protect and form a safe environment for all citizens and entities, and also the cyber preservation of our laws and liberties.