Cybersecurity should be your utmost concern as an internet user whether you’re an entire organization or an individual web user. Every single device that you connect to the Internet becomes a computer instantly. And it’s a known fact that computers are hackable. So, whether it’s the security camera in your office or your personal mobile phone, they are all pretty much hackable. The problems like cameras hacked and password breach are increasing because users aren’t careful enough to take cybersecurity as seriously as it should be. And sometimes, even the companies that adopt serious cybersecurity techniques end up getting hacked. Why? Well, because,
- Nothing on the internet is 100% safe.
- Just one or two cybersecurity techniques aren’t enough to push away serious malware types. It requires an in-depth security foundation to be able to fend off a malware attack.
That being said, if you follow all the important cybersecurity techniques that experts consider essential, only then you’ll be able to improve your chances against hackers and limit the damage in case you suffer from a security breach. A bunch of those important techniques is listed below.
- Basic Protection
Every IoT device needs the following 3 basic protections.
- A Strong Backdoor Password – Make it 12-20 characters long. Choose a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols to create the password.
- A Firewall – Keep everything in the system behind the firewall. The firewall will stand in between the hackers and your system in case of attempted hacking.
- Antivirus Software – Antivirus software can detect viruses like a trojan horse. It can scan emails to ensure there’s no virus and can also scan external devices that are being connected to the system.
- Bug Removal
Bugs can easily catch malware released by hackers. Therefore, use the following techniques for timely debugging.
- Use network and system testing tools.
- Download only original software types.
- Install whatever updates the software manufacturers release.
- Hire ethical hackers to locate a serious bug.
- Advanced Protection Techniques
The 2 advanced protection techniques that are making cyberspace safer are network segmentation and MFA.
- Network segmentation is the division of a company’s information and its storage in multiple independent networks.
- MFA is multi-factor authentication. A user is granted access after successful verification. The verification is done in many security layers and you have to pass every single stage before moving to the next one.