Why is it important for everyone to know about Cyber Security?
It is very important that people know how security on the internet works as it can protect against attacks, information loss, and overall safety on the internet.
Cyber Security protects our internet and our information.
This graph shows the cost of cyber attacks by country. By far, the US is the most affected. This is the consequence of not implementing an adequate amount of security to protect against criminal activity.
As seen in the picture above, there are a lot of ways that a criminal can attack through the internet. It is important that people know how they do it and to protect themselves from attacks.
“Its important that people know about cyber security in order to mitigate risks that come along with personal, financial, and business information being posted online”
Without Cyber Security, hackers can access our personal information, take money from online bank accounts, access files that are confidential and a lot more things that can cause a lot of problems. Therefore, it is important for people to know how to protect themselves on the internet.
Who is most likely to be a victim of a cyber attack?
- Elderly people
- People who don’t follow good cyber practices
- Small businesses
- Financial institutions
How can we prevent attacks and stay safe?
There are many ways to protect against these criminals. You just have to know how to prevent it before it happens. For example, if you see an email from a sketchy email address with a link attached, don’t click it. Having this knowledge of detecting an attack before it happens is one of the biggest ways to prevent it from happening. You can also install software on your device to detect malware and delete it so It can’t do any harm. Don’t trust anything on the internet unless it is a trusted source. All it takes is one click on a link for it to do damage to your computer and your information.
I learned that even though I thought I was safe on the internet, I truly am not. I must be more educated on the topic as to protect myself from attacks.
I believe that the internet can do a lot of great things. It can allow for things to be done with ease, allows for easy communication, holds a lot of information etc. But with this amount of power, there is bound to be criminal activity through the internet. Criminals can access a lot through the internet as we use the internet quite often and for a lot of things. Therefore it is imperative that we learn about how to protect ourselves on the internet. Cyber Security is a great way to help prevent attacks and information leakage. Without any security precautions, information like bank account information, personal data, and any other data that may need to be kept secret, will be leaked. People need to be educated on how to safely browse the web and not fall for these tricks that can cause harm. Knowing what to do on the internet can save a lot of money, time, and keeps personal information private.