Online Data and Security

Online Data and Security

We’re constantly confronted by online security concerns whether it’s a privacy statement on a site we visit or a secure password for our email accounts. The results of a study conducted by AnchorFree show that a lot of Americans are changing their views and attitudes towards privacy policies, passwords and cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity concerns defending against attacks that target the security, reliability or security of information systems and networks. It involves finding threats, testing systems, educating employees and creating an incident response plan.

A cyberattack can expose your personal and data information to unauthorised parties, who could use it to gain financial gain, to use for social engineering, or to start an active attack on the organization’s networks and systems. The attackers could also infect your devices through ransomware. Ransomware blocks a device or network, and demands payment for unlocking it.

Privacy is the right to control and maintain your personal information private. It is important to know the purpose and method by which information is collected, and the location it’s going. This is why it’s important to read the terms of service on any website that collects data.

Data privacy means making sure that only those who have the right privileges are permitted access to your information, and using a strong encryption to stop unauthorised access to your data. Data privacy practices can help reduce the chance of losing data from malicious or accidental leaks as well as breaches, and can help protect you from identity theft and other kinds of cybercrime.