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Cyber risk: How secure is your information?

Marilou Plando | March 15, 2018


Being SECURE means having risk-prioritized controls to defend critical assets against known and emerging threats. Being VIGILANT means having threat intelligence and situational awareness to anticipate and identify harmful behavior. Being RESILIENT means being prepared and having the ability to recover from cyber incidents and minimize their impact.

 

The Internet of Things (IoT)

Our daily lives are now dependent on sensors and other physical objects that gather, process and send data, making our lives more convenient, more vulnerable. The vast amount of real-time information captured by our devices creates a simple dilemma – our ability to collect data overwhelms our capacity to protect them. Here are some tips to combat the cybersecurity challenges.

What can you do? Here are some tips:

At home…

  • Install security software (antivirus, antispam, etc.) on your mobile device and computer from a reputable provider and update regularly.
  • Stay with reputable websites and mobile applications (app).
  • Be careful of whom you accept as friends and be careful of information posted on social media, job posts etc.
  • Beware of pop-ups. Never enter personal information in a pop-up screen. Be cautious of anything on the internet that is “sure win”.
  • Use different passwords for email and social media accounts.

In the office…

  • Only open attachments when you are expecting them and know what they contain, even if you know
    the sender.
  • Be careful not to leave sensitive information lying around. Confidential documents or USBs should always be locked away and avoid writing passwords on paper.
  • Beware of strangers in your office or attempting to tailgate you into office premises.

On the move…

  • Be careful when using public wireless networks. Being on a secure connection does not guarantee safety from other malicious users on the same network.
  • Consciously keep up with current security trends and threats.