Humans are considered as the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain. So, how do we stop being silly and making way for cybercriminals into our system? Before you start making your case of good cybersecurity follower answer some of the questions- when did the last time I back up my data? How many online accounts do I use with the same password? How many times have I clicked on a link in an email without even verifying the sender?
Every year many security experts keep warning against the use of simple passwords like “12345678” or “admin”. This creates the security risk across the network for all users as your exposed system acts as a window for cybercriminals.
Two-factor authentications are now becoming a norm across various enterprises, but also on certain social networking platforms. Though most of the enterprises feel that two-factor authentication won’t help until the user understands that lot of links you receive on email is actually loaded with malware.
It’s estimated that more than 70 percent of data breaches happen when a user accidentally clicks on a certain link or downloads a file. The hard-pressed IT departments have their lives been more difficult with the increased use of mobile phones, laptops, and tablets inside offices.
Enterprises are working towards making a PC idiot proof by isolating each and every action that takes place on the PC. This means if you find malicious software on a certain system, the system is isolated from the network so as to keep the network safe.