Top 5 #SafetyTips in the digital world!
Protecting Your Personal Information Digitally? Yes. 🤖🤖🤖
We really think you should. So we went ahead and asked our CISO to sum up his POV on why and how : )
"In today's interconnected world, where online presence and smart wearable devices have become extensions of our personal and professional lives, ensuring the security of our personal information is more crucial than ever. Here are my top 5 tips to safeguard your personal information, keeping it secure from prying eyes and potential cyber threats.👾
1. Use Strong, Unique Passwords for Every Account 🪐
Secure your online accounts with strong, unique passwords. Opt for a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols, or use a passphrase. Avoid easily guessable information, like birthdays or common words. A reputable password manager can help keep track of your passwords securely.
2. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) 🔐 🔐
Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security by requiring a second form of verification beyond your password. This could be through a text message, a phone call, or an app notification. Enabling 2FA significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access to your accounts, even if your password is compromised.
3. Be Cautious of Public Wi-Fi Networks ☂️
Public Wi-Fi networks can be breeding grounds for cybercriminals looking to intercept personal information. Avoid conducting sensitive transactions, like online banking or shopping, on public Wi-Fi. Consider using a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your internet connection, making it more secure.
4. Regularly Update Your Devices and Apps 📍
Ensure your smart wearable devices and their apps are up to date. Manufacturers frequently release updates that address security vulnerabilities. Keeping your devices and apps updated protects you against known threats and exploits.
5. Monitor and Limit App Permissions 🚥
Pay attention to the permissions you grant to apps on your smart wearable devices and smartphones. Only allow access to information that is necessary for the apps to function. Regularly review and adjust app permissions in your device settings to minimize unnecessary access to your personal data.
Bonus Tip: Stay Informed About Phishing Attempts 🤿🤿🤿
Phishing scams, where attackers trick individuals into revealing personal information or downloading malware, are increasingly sophisticated. Exercise caution with unexpected emails, messages, or calls, especially those requesting personal information or urging you to click on a link. If in doubt, contact the company directly using verified contact information.
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About the WONDER WISDOM tipper:
WONDER JEWEL's CISO - Yair Levy 🪐
Cyber & Information Security Project professional with a proven track record for leading and execute IT and cyber projects, through all phases of the project life cycle to a successful completion and implementation.
More than 12 years of experience in vast technologies and projects, specially focused on but not limited to information security and cyber.