The Lazy Man’s Guide To Cyber Security

Cybersecurity is a process that involves the practice of protecting computers, mobile devices, networks, servers, electronic systems, and data from any form of malicious attack. Cybersecurity is a practice that anyone with electronic devices has to practice. However, the process of cybersecurity can be very hard and hectic for a lazy person to do. The good thing is there is a guide that is much simpler to follow and help keep your computers, mobiles, and other electronic data safe from any malicious attacks. Below is a guide you can follow to ensure cybersecurity on your electronically stored data.

User education

This is the main thing that you have to look into. Nowadays, most of the dangerous threats made by cyber thieves are made possible through cyber social engineering that, for example, tricking the users into handing over their data or even download the malware from an existing infected email attachment. Therefore, knowing what to, what not to click, and download can help in keeping a good number of threats off any lazy person’s device. Now, this is where user education comes in. When the user knows what to do and what not to do when using their devices, it can greatly help to ensure good cybersecurity on their devices. Now let’s look at the do’s and Don’ts tips for a lazy person to ensure cybersecurity.

Do’s

• Ensure you use a trusted browser. This is not only on surfing but as you purchase a browser, ensure you look for a browser that is widely used. For instance, Chrome and Firefox have a wide range of strengths and weaknesses. It basically depends on what your preference is, just use what you feel comfortable with.

• Ensure you make good use of a password manager. This will help you to use one password for many accounts and keep them safe, especially when the password manager has a multi-factor authentication.

Don’ts

• Do not go clicking on links that require you to fill in any of your personal details; this gives them room for phishing you are giving them room to attack your electronic devices.

• Do not fall for the phone calls and pop-ups that say your device is infected. These are technical support scams that aim to attack your electronic device.

• Do not be lured by schemes that look attractive. If you are offered a product, service, or game free, which is unclear on how it works, don’t take it. You might end up paying in ways that are not worth the bargain, such as paying for in-product purchases or in games or even being sent surprising marketing emails or awful user experience.