We know the benefits of being connected, nowadays we have an expectation that we will have a connection to the internet as a matter of fact. We download and use apps on the fly, except terms and conditions of the provider and allow the app to connect to our media files, location, photos, contacts, and file folders. We must understand that Freedom is a right, but it is also a responsibility. Our words/data and actions have far more meaning, when we use our electronic devices, we are on a world stage and no longer. New reality is our data, once we allow applications access is out of our control and we entrust organizations that we have no control or means to exercise any rights over.
The risk we take is not just to ourselves but crosses all boundaries Personal, Organizational and Societal/National, every connection we have is exposed to risks by who you allow access to your data.
Analysis of 1 Billion password shows:
Prof. Meinel, Hasso Platter Institute 2019
Protect your organization by using propitiatory solutions avoid using social media for your organizations business information and communications.
Next time your downloading an App, document, or any material and are aske to give access/provide your personal data or access to your phone think of your data as currency and make a decision of how much you value it and what you are surrendering it for.
The following are some tools and methods you can use to protect you most valuable asset, your data.
Know the Scams
2. Scan your computer for spyware regularly. You can eliminate potentially risky pop-up windows by removing any spyware or adware installed on your computer. Spyware and adware are programs that look in on your Web viewing activity and potentially relay information to a disreputable source. Perform an Internet search for “spyware” or “adware” to find free spyware removal programs. As with a pop-up blocker, you will want to be sure that your removal program is not blocking, or removing, wanted items, and if it is, consider turning it off for some websites.
3. Avoid downloading programs from unknown sources. Downloads may contain hidden programs that can compromise your computer’s security. Likewise, email attachments from unknown senders may contain harmful viruses.
4. Keep your computer operating system and Internet browser current.
5. Keep anti-virus software up-to-date. Anti-virus software needs frequent updates to guard against new viruses. Select a reputable provider. Download the anti-virus updates as soon as you are notified that a new program update is available or flag your program to download and install the updates automatically if that option is available.
6. Keep your passwords secret. Change them regularly, using a mixture of numbers and characters.
True electronic safeguards include that people understand the frauds, how they happen, how it affects you and what tools and solutions are available to assist you.