Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. These cyberattacks are usually aimed at accessing, changing, or destroying sensitive information; extorting money from users; or interrupting normal business processes.
Implementing cybersecurity measures can be challenging due to several factors:
What is Cybercrime?
Cybercrime refers to criminal activities carried out over the internet or through computer networks, where technology is either the target or the means of the crime. These offenses are committed with the intention of causing harm, stealing sensitive information, or disrupting digital systems. Cybercrime encompasses a wide range of illegal activities, and some common examples include financial or medical identity theft, harm to business or defamation of an individual, and preying on children.
Check Before you Click
Take a second before opening an email or text message. Do you recognize who sent it? Does the email address or phone number look normal? Are there any misspellings? Does anything seem unusual about the message? Don’t open attachments or click on links from sources you do not recognize. If you aren’t sure if the sender is legitimate, do not log in to a service to read a message or access a file. Invitations to view online documents may direct you to a fraudulent website that looks legitimate but is designed to steal your password. This is a common way criminals can break into your systems.