We’re almost done with Cyber Security Awareness Month, let’s do a quick recap of Week 4.
Our first question last week was:
Answer: Ransomware, This is a type of malware software that a hacker uses, takes control over a users system and demands a ransom to restore access to their data. The most infamous outbreak of ransomware is called Wannacry, which swept through systems globally in May 2017. In total, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occur daily, representing an increase of over 300 percent since 2015 (source: FBI).
Have a look at our Ward infosec series to follow what best practices to avoid being the next victim. Click here
Next question in the series
Answer: A VPN encrypts your internet connection to secure it and protects your privacy. Using VPN helps you stay covered from all angles, no network owner, third party hacker can see anything you do on the network. Wherever you go make sure you think before you connect and be watchful around your surroundings and devices.
Here are a few more security tips on how to use public wifi and more from our #50securedays series. Click here
We’ve selected three quotes last week that makes perfect sense in the cybersecurity world we’re living in today.
“If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology.” – Bruce Schneier
“The single biggest existential threat that’s out there, I think, is cyber.” – Michael Mullen
“The mantra of any good security engineer is: ‘Security is not a product, but a process. It’s more than designing strong cryptography into a system; it’s designing the entire system such that all security measures, including cryptography, work together.” – Bruce Schneier