Cyber crime is an any criminal activity that involves a computer, network or a network device. Cyber crime is usually commit to generate profit for the cyber criminals. However some cyber crime target specific devices to damage them or to spread malware, illegal information and other malicious material. Crimes like Ransom, Fraud, Harresment, Money Laundering are easier to carry out then everbefore. In cyber criminal doesn’t have to be present to physically commit a cyber crime.
Cyber criminal use variety of technique such as-
- Distributed denial of services attack.
- Malware or ransomware attacks.
- Phishing Campaigns.
- Website hacking.
Here are some tips to protect your business from cyber crime
Putting FIREWALLS is must be your first priority. Firewall is a network security system that controls incoming and outgoing network traffic. It is frequently used to prevent unauthorized internet users from accessing private networks connected to the internet
Encryption is an integral tool when it comes to protecting your data and privacy. Encryption is a process that protects data by scrambling it via code so that it can only be accessed by those who have the “key” to the code.
Choose Passwords Wisely
Nowadays passwords are everywhere, for example, you use passwords to access your email account, allow you to do online shopping. A password is a first shield that protects your digital life. If your secret password is easy to guess that is not properly secured. It is easy for attackers to steal your identity, access your confidential document and also steal your money too if you use an easy password like “password1234”. So always try to use difficult passwords, combinations of character and number.
Install and regularly update anti-virus and anti-malware software on all your devices. It protects the computer from malware such as spyware, adware, and worms. It scans the system for all types of malicious software that manage to reach the computer. An anti malware program is one of the best tools to keep the computer and personal information protected.
TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES
Ensure all your employees know the importance of constantly maintaining cyber security best practice and have a set of clearly defined rules to follow.