Digitree Group in the fight for network security
(No) network security-why are you the biggest threat?
The internet is developing incredibly fast, and the number of cases that we can accomplish with its help increases significantly with each passing week. Overwhelmed with a huge amount of information, we often downplay the topic of security, which is used by crackers, hackers, internet fraudsters, cybercriminals … in fact, every time we connect to the network, we are exposed to an attack to some extent. The good news is that we can significantly reduce our exposure to all threats, even though hackers are developing increasingly sophisticated methods of attack. Only permanent education, combined with the appropriate software, can protect us from them. So how do you become safe online? Digitree group has developed an e-book that explains why man is the weakest link in the security chain and how to effectively combat it.
First of all, create a compound password
We all know how important a strong password is, and at the same time, as many as 51% of IT workers, including security professionals, say that they use an average of 5 of the same passwords for their business or personal accounts [Badanie The 2019 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors]. The time it takes to crack a complicated password increases exponentially with its complexity and length.
Creating strong, unique passwords for key accounts (e.g. bank, trusted profile, social media) is the best way to protect our personal and financial data. Today, from every side there are reports of hacking into companies, in which one data breach causes the leakage of user passwords. Therefore, we recommend creating strong and diverse passwords, which notabene does not need to remember at all, because a good password manager (for example, Bitwarden) will help in storing them, but also in creating them. Such a program will help to store and create strong passwords for all accounts. It is enough then to remember only one password-to log in to it – comments by Jakub Nadolny, CEO of Fast White Cat S. A., specialist in information security at digitree group.
Increase the security of your Network
Our login details are already secure, what about the network connection? When staying at home or at work, we use a password-protected router. However, being on the road, sitting in a cafe beckon us free, public wi-fi. And such networks are often unprotected and are a place from which a cybercriminal can relatively easily gain access to our device and data. A much better option is your own mobile hot spot, or a virtual private network, i.e. VPN (e.g. surfshark, ExpressVPN, PureVPN).
You want to click? Click wisely
As they say IT security experts: the problem is between the keyboard and the chair [The Problem Exist Between Keyboard and Chair, PEBKAC]. Yes, man is the weakest link in a long chain of security. In addition to the technical security measures described above, you just need to be careful about the sites you visit and what you click on.
Today’s threats are based on phishing, a tactic used by cybercriminals to extort specific information (e.g. login details, credit card details) or to trick the victim into certain actions. Very often internet scammers impersonate a person or a well-known institution (e.g. bank, mobile operator, energy company, etc.), which our data is necessary for the provision of services – this is Jakub Nadolny.
Attempts of such extortion take the form of fake e-mail, sms, or appear on communicators, for example, in social media. They usually contain a link or attachment to download malware. This is an action based on a simple sociotechnical knowledge of errors in human behavior.
Protect your mobile devices
All mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops are vulnerable to hacker attack. Actually, when using mobile devices, we should be even more vigilant, because phishing scams are increasingly carried out precisely on small screens (links sent via instant messaging, SMS, applications). Do not respond to messages from unknown, suspicious senders, and download applications only from trusted sources, preferably after reading reviews of other users.
Shop securely online
Today, more and more people are buying online. This is known to hackers who are just waiting for our moment of inattention. Often when shopping online, we enter credit card details or financial information and log in to online banking. This is when our vigilance should be increased, and our attention should be focused on the current SSL certificate (green padlock next to the site name) or the correct construction of the site address on which we are located.
Do an update and don’t forget about backup
We treat the update as an unnecessary action, and by neglecting it-we expose ourselves to potential danger. The effectiveness of malicious programs is due to the fact that they exploit older versions of the systems software or unsealed vulnerabilities. Therefore, software updates are introduced to improve errors and increase computer protection. And how often to do backup? The question should be: for the loss of data from what period, you can afford? It is best to make daily copies of data using dedicated tools and programs.
Beware … the hacker is crazy about you.…
Cybercriminals ‘ techniques are constantly evolving, so we need to know what to look out for. Keeping track of current information about data leaks or fraud attempts, as well as increased caution when using the network, are just some of the measures that help to protect against the fraud of sensitive or financial data. In an e-book called hacker. It appears and disappears, has on your point of craziness there are many other, interesting tips and examples regarding the safe use of the internet.
The author of the e-book are experts from sare, specializing in (secure) e-mail marketing and marketing automation. The Sare brand belongs to Digitree Group S. A.
Patronage over e-book took:
IAB Poland, Brief.pl, new marketing, Marketer+, Inis, salelifter, ju, revhunter.