Can We Really Be Safe Online?
Today, we're going to talk about cybersecurity and whether we can ever be safe. Well, the short answer is no. However, we can try damn hard to be safe. We can be diligent and continue the game of cat and mouse to make sure that we're on top of it. The good news is crime, in general, is on the down, but online, there are a lot of risks. You can hold people, companies to ransom.
One of the easiest ways to secure yourself is to make sure that you've got your stuff backed up and it's in an offsite location. If you've got a managed IT service provider, they can make sure that they're looking after that for you and they're backing it up onsite and remotely in your own private cloud.
Unfortunately, Cyber Security Issues Are Here to Stay
Cybersecurity will be a problem for everything, not just you and not just your applications, they don't want to target people like you. They want to target companies like Microsoft, Dropbox, and Sony since these big companies that have lots and lots of data.
Data breaches and cybersecurity is going to be an ongoing problem. If there's someone that can make it, there's always someone out there that can make it better. You're great at what you do, but there's going to be someone else at that that's better at what you do than what you're doing and how you're doing it. It's just how the world works. If someone else is out there and they want what you've got more than what you want to keep it, they're going to take it from you. It all comes down to the prize at the end. If you want to break into someone's computer, into their business, into their Dropbox accounts you can do that, it's just how much money and time is it going to take to do that and is it going to be worthwhile with what you're going to be getting with the results at the end.
Make It Hard to Get In
Most of the time people who are concerned about their online security will have multiple forms of defence. Things like two-factor authentication, VPNs, using secure passwords, and having grouped staff members that only had access to certain data. All of that costs time and money and to undo all of that costs time and money. So if you're making it difficult for someone else, they're not going to bother. They're going to go after the easier fish. Cybersecurity is now a bigger industry than it's ever been before.
The attack on defence is ridiculous. Most of the technologies and the ways that things are made are built upon open protocols. Most of the time have been designed by someone sitting in their garage, tinkering away at it. Unfortunately, these can be broken. If the SSL protocol that you thought was encrypting your website breaks you can be in a lot of trouble. Stay diligent.
The Final Word
The final word today is very simple. Make sure you are doing all you can to protect yourself and your business from the risks of cybersecurity. Backup, make it hard for hackers to get into your systems and be diligent. Stay safe!
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