We’re on Week 3 of Cyber Security Awareness Month, let’s do a quick recap of Week 2.
Our first question last week was:
Answer: No. 2 The collection of personal data as well as the risk that someone could conduct social engineering scams.
Cookies are, in fact, nothing more than very small text files that are placed on your computer/browser when a person visits a certain website. This is also to give the visitor a customized experience and make them view ads that are relevant to their interests. Cookies can store personal information that a user provides voluntarily. So when a user visits a website, if you submit a form to download a whitepaper or e-book or register for an event, that information is often encoded and protected by a remote server via security features like (SSL) certified pages. So make sure you clear cookies if you don’t want to be targeted with ads.
Check out our #50securedays series, where we’ve added tips like clearing up your cookies and many more. Click here
Next question in the series:
Answer: No. 2 Escalation of privileges
If the system is configured weakly or if there are any missing patches then that often leads to user and service account access. Sometimes these accounts give access to sensitive information which can be very harmful to a business so having a system administrator is crucial for a business to prevent any malicious activity from occurring.
We offer Identity & Access Management service appropriate users and devices have access to your critical information services and data, click here.
We’ve selected three quotes last week that makes perfect sense in the cybersecurity world we’re living in today.
“I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.” – Stephen Hawking
“One person’s “paranoia” is another person’s “engineering redundancy.” – Marcus J. Ranum
“My message for companies that think they haven’t been attacked is: You’re not looking hard enough.” – James Snook