In today’s times when technology has become a boon to one and all, it has also threatened the security of your data, your traffic on the web, and most importantly, your identity as a whole. High-level breaches are quite obvious, but that does not mean that you will not take your own safety precautions.
Waking up in the morning to see a “zero” update on your book balance can no way be an option, and thus, you would need to have your own defence mechanism set against these issues.
Well, when we talk about cybersecurity, one of the names that keep on rolling in our minds is none other than that of this youngster, Yasir Arafat, who at the age of just 28 years has successfully trained more than 2000 students across 10+ colleges, and corporates on cybersecurity.
He has been conducting plenty of training and consultancy sessions all around the world, and thus, was awarded the title of the “Best Cybersecurity trainer” by the CSI back in the year 2018.
Hence, Yasir did try to resonate his lessons and expertise with new businesses that are just opening up at present. The main motive is to ensure that the businesses remain secure without any threat.
He further decided to impart his knowledge and learnings among the new entrepreneurs so as to help them gather enough skills wherein they can accelerate their business growth through leaps and bounds. Some of his suggestions based on the current observations include:
Antivirus protection is a must!
Yasir Arafat mentions that you should not just set up the antivirus protection, and leave it for no reason. There’s no point in allowing it to run in the background, and keep downloading the updates. If it’s running fine, you will see it in a green shade, but in case, if things aren’t going well, that’s when you see it to be marked in either yellow or red.
This is when you should read through the instructions and set it right. Besides, if it still does not have Ransomware protection, make sure you add it at the earliest. Most of them are usually free, and thus, you can easily choose to get one for yourself.
Using unique user IDs and passwords adds an edge!
One of the best ways through which these hackers can opt to steal the information is to try their hands on your usernames and passwords. They may keep using this information here and there. This kind of scenario is known as the “Domino effect.” The best way to avoid such a data breach is to ensure that you are using a strong and unique password for each and every online website you are using! I know, it’s hard to remember, but that’s the best alternative too!
Using a VPN
Arafat is very clear in his suggestions to the users. He says, “Every time you are using a wifi network that you don’t own, ensure using a Virtual Private Network or VPN.” We might have a propensity to connect to the wifi network too often, but I wonder if you have absolutely no idea about the security of the connection, don’t you?
You never know if the owner is a ‘sick fellow’ and he is planning to fetch all your details. You would never want anyone else to take away your data, I guess! A VPN, however, is going to encrypt your internet traffic, and thus, you can stay assured that there is no loss of information by any chance.
Install security tools
If you do not want others to utilise your information, or rather misutilised it, you will need to get the maximum protection. The best thing that you can possibly do is to have a clear idea about the features and settings. You must know that a lot of these security suites come with the option to restrict Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs).
These may not be malware but they aren’t beneficial either! Hence, you should check the detection settings in the first place, and activate the components that add profit to your device while blocking the annoyances at the same time.