Personal Cyber Security

security and cyber crimeFor anyone who follows the news, the issue of cyber security on both a personal level and a national or corporate level have all been called into question in the past few years.

All of the talks of the hacking in the elections down south this past year have left the masses both there in the U.S and up here in Canada curious and concerned about their own security from a cyber-perspective.

While there has been growing concern over identity theft across the globe in recent years it seemed that that issue faded somewhat until the allegations emerged that the U.S elections had been compromised by certain “bad actors” who attempted to compromise the security of the national parties in the U.S.

The vast majority of people now wonder exactly what they can do to prevent anyone from accessing their personal information especially after the Ashley Madison breach and the attacks on the elections south of the border.

Cyber Security professionals have some very good tips on exactly how you can protect yourself on a personal level in this very daunting age of technological advancements that truly seem like they are emerging faster than we can keep up.

The number one tip is to be absolutely sure that you try and come up with passwords that are either impossible (if that is even possible!) or exceptionally difficult to break.

This means to avoid using passwords that relate to information that is easily accessible to those who may seek to do you harm either personally or financially.

Never use birthdays or children’s names or anniversary dates that may be easy to detect for accomplished hackers.

Another tip is to be sure that you never use the same password for multiple devices or accounts. This should make sense in that if your password IS compromised at least it will only be for that particular device or account and not give access to ALL of your information or devices.

Be sure to update your passwords on a regular basis keeping in mind the tips above to ensure that your passwords are as difficult as humanly possible to break for hackers of any level of expertise.

Another very important step in personal security is to maximize all of your security settings on any social media platforms that you choose to use on a regular basis. This will further ensure that you are only providing information to the public at large that you are truly comfortable with and not putting things out there that may come back to bite you in the end.

One thing to constantly be aware of is exactly what you click on when web surfing. If you EVER have even the slightest concern about the site or click baits that you are considering accessing simply DO NOT CLICK!

Always update your security systems when prompted and never store your passwords in your browser!

While these are all very good steps there are many others that you may need to consider depending on your potential exposure.

For all of your security questions or advice on how you can make yourself safer from a security perspective be sure to contact Pre-Lock Security to get the advice you require.

The professional staff will answer any and all questions you may have.

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Paul Seidman is a Toronto security expert providing security services since 1978. Trained as locksmith & alarm security professional Seidman understands how to keep you safe and sound.
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