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Cybersecurity Concerns – What are the Different Ways to Deal with Online Security Risks?

Cyber crime includes phishing scams, virus attacks, router hacking, malware attack, virus attack, and much much more. Internet users are always at the risk of all these cybercrimes that hackers use for:

  • Financial fraud
  • Identify theft
  • Getting unlawful entry into the system

That said, there is a bundle of ways in which you can protect your devices against many such vulnerabilities, and this guide is about all such habits that will protect your gadgets at home as well as at work. Have a look! 

  1. A Strong System Password

Companies can deal with most security concerns by encouraging their employees to use a strong password. Having a separate password for every device and every account is just as important. When every device and every account has a different password, so, even if a hacker somehow gets access to one system, the others will remain safe. 

You can visit the Hikvision blog about many such password tips here, https://us.hikvision.com/en/blog/hikvision-cybersecurity-director-outlines-3-rules-creating-good-passwords-reduce-security-concerns-and-hacking-risks

  1. Using a Firewall and Antivirus

Every single system online should have a firewall and an antivirus. These are the 2 software that will help in reducing the following kinds of cyberattacks.

  • Malware attacks 
  • Virus attack 
  • Phishing attacks 
  1. Training Employees to Identify Phishing Attacks

Hackers use emails laced with malicious links to release malware in a system. Which is why you need to organize video seminars for your employees in order to introduce them with different new phishing techniques that hackers have started using after the lockdown due to COVID-19. 

When the employees are aware of new phishing techniques, they will not just refrain from clicking open such emails and websites, but will also be able to identify them and report them to the IT team when there’s still time. 

  1. Protecting the Router

Router protection is necessary for offices as well as homes. Every single system and device that’s on the internet is hackable. When and if hackers can access the router, they can hack into every single device connected to that router. Which is why, you should make sure that your router is password protected and the password should be strong too. 

All in all, it’s possible to fight back cyber crimes that have increased during the lockdown period. All that you have to do is follow cyber hygiene tips listed above. 

You can find more such tips here, https://us.hikvision.com/en/blog/canadian-security-magazine-key-cybercrime-factors-and-how-address-vulnerabilities

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