Cybersecurity is a very important requirement for any organization to protect critical business data from unauthorized access by potential hackers. There are various techniques to ensure cybersecurity in your home or office environment, which includes installing a powerful firewall and antivirus, installing anti-spyware and malware protection software, updating your browsers with the latest security patches, installing security updates for your operating system, encrypting the data stored in your computers using Encryption software, changing your password frequently, avoiding spam or phishing mails etc.
Installing a Firewall:
Firewalls offer protection for your computer or office network from hackers by filtering all the unauthorized network traffic from reaching inside your network. Also it acts likes a protective shield and prevents illegal access by attackers outside your network. It protects your devices from any Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks which floods unwanted traffic to bring down your systems. You can configure your firewalls to allow or block traffic from specific sources and locations.
Installing an Antivirus:
Antivirus software will scan the files in your software to find out potential threats to security by checking for known virus signatures installed in its database. You should update your antivirus database with latest signatures on daily basis so that it can easily catch the new viruses before entering your system. You can schedule automatic-scans on regular basis to ensure that your system is clean and free from malicious software. Bitdefender Antivirus offers complete security programs against all the harmful viruses, Trojans, spyware and malware which can damage your system and steal confidential data.
Encrypting Critical Data Stored in your system and using strong passwords:
Whatever data you store in your personal desktop or office computer should be encrypted using software like BitLocker Drive encryption. This software helps to encrypt your complete hard drive using strong passwords and prevents any unauthorized changes to confidential data stored in your disks. Also you should consider using strong passwords with combination of alpha-numeric and special characters for encrypting sensitive information stored in your device. Also don’t share your passwords to anyone and don’t note them down anywhere near your device.
Install Anti-Spyware and Anti-Malware in your Devices:
Malware refers to potentially harmful software such as viruses, worms, adware, ransomware and Trojans. You should consider installing an Anti-malware application which will scan your system periodically for any potential threats and prevent any malware from entering your device. Similarly, Spyware is dangerous software which is masked as a free utility and helps the hackers to steal confidential information from the victim’s device. Anti-spyware applications such as SuperAntiSpyware and Spybot search can be installed in your device to safeguard from such spyware. Instead of buying and installing such security applications separately, you can install the Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 which offers complete protection against all possible cybersecurity threats.