We are no strangers to the security breaches in the cyber world. Time and again, something or the other comes up stepping on the feet of high-level advance software, resulting in a leak of confidential information, thefts, hacking of personal accounts and the list goes on.
To avoid such unpleasant situations, there must be careful surveillance of the security of software.
Following are the points to always keep in mind to keep the cyber security in place.
- Control access: It’s like parental control on TV channels. The ones not appropriate for the children to see are locked.
This is exactly how the authentication of people should work in an organization. People should not have access to each other’s data and information until asked and approved from the authorities. This way, if there is any security breach, their chances of narrowing down the culprit increase.
- Upgrade and up to date: Often taken lightly, this ends up being a reason for the security breach. Software updates don’t just update the functionality and increase the features, in addition to that, they fill in the gaps of certainty of a hacker breaking into the system. Reason being, there is an option for an automatic update so that no compromise on security is done.
- Firewall: It is the layer of security which protects the network. They are the gatekeepers of a computer from the network. Basically, it filters out the potential threats and gives the accessibility only to safe websites.
- Threat notifications: Every once in a while, notifications of a possible threat may pop up on your computer screens. This may or may not be a threat, but if it catches the eye of the security system of the computer, you might as well pay attention to it.
- Encrypting: Ever saw the police ‘tapping’ the phone of criminals in old movies?
Well, the similar thing can be done with data.
The data you send out is just meant for the recipient(s) to see. In the worst case scenario, the data can be leaked while being transferred. To avoid this undesirable circumstance, the data should have a protecting layer on it. This layer is called encrypting.
As it is said, Better safe than sorry!