Prevent Cyber Attacks: Stay Vigilant in the Cybersecurity Battle

Prevent cyber attacks

Bad actors, hackers, cyber-criminals, and other cyber creeps are always on the prowl, seeking company and personal data. Their motives, methods, and objectives may differ—a discussion for another time—but the threat is constant. Understanding how to prevent cyber attacks can significantly reduce the risk of data breaches and protect your company’s reputation.

The Inevitable Breach

In the cybersecurity world, we often say it’s not a matter of if, but when. Breaches happen. Remember the Equifax or Deloitte breaches? Equifax, which stores and manages our highly sensitive credit and financial histories (all Personally Identifiable Information), was compromised. Deloitte, a major accounting firm specializing in cybersecurity consulting and auditing services, also fell victim to a breach. No one is immune to cyber attacks—be it governments, companies, employees, or citizens.

The Internet has ushered in an era of spectacular technological growth and enablement. Technologies that didn’t exist a decade ago, like Twitter, are now integral to our societal fabric. But with this progress comes new vulnerabilities.

Cyber Attack Prevention

History shows that anything mankind has engineered for positive purposes can be exploited for negative ones. Amazon’s exploration of drone delivery, for instance, has been mirrored by terror groups using drones in warfare.

While we can’t control everything—like the internet, bad actors, or the storage and transaction of our personal data—we can control how we protect ourselves. As employees, citizens, family members, or community members, we must reduce the likelihood of becoming targets of exploitation, which can lead to broader breaches. Vigilance is crucial to prevent cyber attacks. Being mindful of our “cyber surroundings,” thinking before clicking on email links, or opening unsolicited files is a good start.

Cybersecurity Training

Don’t let the cyber creeps get you down! A bit of vigilance, awareness, and good cyber hygiene can keep those cyber criminals at bay. Emtrain offers excellent cybersecurity training resources and content. Understanding how to avoid cyber crime is essential for anyone who uses the internet, whether for personal or professional purposes, as it helps protect sensitive information and maintain digital security. In celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, check out these helpful tips and advice to stay secure.

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David Brezinski
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