Knowledge is power: increase your cyber security awareness

Knowledge is power: increase your cyber security awareness

The Internet is a place where we can share, connect, learn, and do so much more. It has become part of our daily lives and it continues to grow. While the Internet is a great resource, it is also a breeding ground for cyber criminals looking to again unauthorized access to our information.

Even the best are challenged to keep up with the constantly shifting Internet landscape. However by staying informed, you can stay secure in the cyber world.

Here are five steps to better defend you and your organization from cyber-attacks.

How cyber threats work
Learning how cyber threats work and how they can affect you will highlight the importance of staying on-top of your cyber security. Cyber criminals deploy various tricks and tactics that probe your defences and exploit your weak spots to gather personal information and gain unauthorized access. It is no longer a matter of if you will have a security incident, but when. A Practical Security Guide will ensure you are doing the right things to be secure.

How to identify the threats
Quickly identifying any potential risks is critical to preventing attacks. The most common cyber-attacks faced by professionals come through email and are disguised to look legitimate. Learn how to Filter the Spam, Virus, and Malware with top tools and techniques to protect your sensitive and critical data.

How to better protect yourself and your organization
While we continue to train ourselves on best security practices, criminals are also evolving and coming up with new ways to infiltrate our data. The best way to learn is to learn from each other. K2E Canada Inc. has complied a webinar of True Tech Crimes with real life examples of security breaches and failures. Analyze these case studies to find out how others fell to cyber-attacks, then translate their failures into building blocks to strengthen your organization’s defence.

How to safely navigate the deep and dark webs
The deep web and dark web are used synonymously, however they should not to be mistaken as the same thing. The deep web makes up 95% of all the Internet’s content and includes websites not indexed by traditional search engines such as personal banking accounts, personal email accounts, and company databases. The dark web is often referred to as the underbelly of the Internet and is a hotbed for criminal activity. By comparison, the deep web is a relatively safe space which many Internet users access daily without even knowing it. Take A Scary Ride Through the Dark Web to uncover the illicit activities taking place and the risks and benefit it presents, as well as how understanding the dark web can increase your cyber security awareness.

Strategic mindset
For Executives and Senior Managers that require a more in-depth look to strengthen their frontline cyber defences, a strategy evaluation and awareness of the latest technology advancements may be necessary. To keep up with the changing pace of business needs, it is important to have a pulse on the technology evolution and acquire the skills and knowledge to assess new Innovation and Technology. Learn to identify the components of cyber security within a risk management strategy, develop a contingency plan to combat cyber threats, and be secure your organization’s digital information.