Our devices let us watch movies, catch up on the latest news, find directions to that hot new restaurant, peer into our friends’ lives and much more.
There’s no doubt we’re increasingly tied to our devices, which makes keeping them safe from potential dangers like viruses and malware all the more important.
As we have shifted more of our focus to digital technology, criminals have followed suit. Through successful cyber attacks, criminals are able to steal financial and personal information on a previously unimaginable scale. And they can do it without ever leaving home.
In this series of posts, we’ll focus on how to protect your electronic devices. You’ll learn:
- Facts and figures on cyber crimes: We’ve all read about how hackers stole personal information from millions through corporate data breaches, delayed movie releases and generally put the public on edge. But are these headline grabbers the whole story? In this post, we’ll look at some alarming statistics on how cyber crime affects both businesses and individuals.
- The common security issues affecting home electronics: Statistics are one thing. But what type of threat are you really facing? In this post, we’ll look at some of today’s most common digital threats and which devices are most likely to fall prey to these threats.
- How to protect your home electronics: You’ve seen the statistics and you understand the threats. Now, it’s time to take action. This post will give you five simple steps you can take to protect your devices from today’s cyber security threats.
Crime is an unfortunate fact of life. You understand this, so you limit the amount of cash you carry, lock your doors and avoid letting anyone stand too close when you use the ATM.
Similarly, cyber crime is now a fact of life. By following the tips in these posts, you’ll be able to help ensure the device that sits in the palm of your hand remains the perfect technology for you, not the criminals.
Let's get started by learning a few facts and figures about cyber crime.