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Cyber Security, 7 steps to be followed

Cyber Security

Cyber security is a topic of great relevance and exponentially increasing importance.
Just think that the online permanence of an individual is now counted in daily  hours. This shows how much the world wild web is becoming important.
But, like any reality, even the virtual one hides threats and risks.

What’s Cyber Security?

The meaning of Cyber Security, even said IT security, is:

Cybersecurity, computer security or IT security is the protection of computer systems from the theft and damage to their hardware, software or information, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.
Cybersecurity includes controlling physical access to the hardware, as well as protecting against harm that may come via network access, data and code injection. Also, due to malpractice by operators, whether intentional or accidental, IT security is susceptible to being tricked into deviating from secure procedures through various methods.

How to protect themeselves?

It is very important for a society to put protection on the top of the to-do list.
There are several things that can be done:

1. Take care of Physical Safety

It is good to remember that safety must be first of all physical: the data must be stored in a safe environment.

2. Set passwords correctly

Weak or default passwords are easy to detect and violate.
The statistic in fact reveals that the 81% of hacker attacks reach their goals due to an incorrect password creation mode.

3. Privilege two-factor authentication

To limit the damage caused by lost or stolen credentials, it is a good idea to create dual-factor authentication.

4. Encrypt sensitive data

By encrypting sensitive data, in case of theft, they will not be decipherable.

5. Quick update of systems

Immediately updating systems, as soon as patches are available, facilitates a high degree of security.

6. A controlled data access

It is not necessary that anybody has the keys to anything: passwords and data must be accessible only to some members within the company.

7. Business security must have a significant weight

It is essential that the company itself perceives as very important an adequate level of security. Therefore training the staff in charge and limiting, as much as possible, the damage of a possible Cyber Attack are a must.



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