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How to avoid being a phishing victim

Phishing is a type of cyberattack where criminals try to trick you into revealing personal information or clicking on malicious links. Phishing emails often look like they’re from a legitimate company, such as your bank or credit card company. But they’re actually designed to steal your information or infect your device with malware. Here are […]

Enable firewall protection

Firewall protection works by either blocking or permitting network traffic — also referred to as network packets and data packets — based on a set of predefined security rules. Its primary purpose is to act as a barrier between your computer and potential threats. By enabling firewall protection, you establish an additional line of defense for […]

Educate your family and/or team on the importance of cybersecurity

Oftentimes, cybercriminals gain access through in-house negligence — hence, awareness is key. Teach those who hold sensitive information to recognize suspicious links, the role of strong password measures and regular software updates, among other relevant factors. Notably, a strong defense starts with educated vigilance. Here are some tips for educating your family or team on cybersecurity: […]

Consider cyber insurance

Despite their emergence in relatively recent history, cyberattacks are a growing, persistent concern for individuals and businesses alike. Cyber insurance offers financial protection and peace of mind in case of a cyber incident. It can cover various expenses, including: The process of becoming insured requires an assessment of your risk exposure and the consideration of […]

Have a plan in place in case your business experiences a cyber incident

Even the best cybersecurity money can buy can’t claim to be invulnerable to cyberattacks. Cybercrime prevention is vital, but so is having a response plan in the event of an incident. This means training your employees on what to do if they recognize a cyberattack is taking place. Knowing who to contact and having clear […]

Update your web browser immediately, or better yet, set it to update automatically

Web browsers are essential tools for both mobile and desktop devices, making them prime targets for cyberattackers aiming to exploit vulnerabilities in their structures, plugins, extensions, and more. As a result, it’s crucial to update them swiftly by either checking an app store (for mobile) or locating the appropriate button in their settings menu (for […]