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    Protecting against Cyber attacks in a Digital World

    As the world adopts technology and goes digital at a blistering pace my question is WHAT ARE THE BEST PRACTICES TO IDENTIFY , PROTECT and prepare a response and recovery strategy

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    What are the most critical systems , data and networks for a typical financial services company and what steps should be taken to protect them and enhanc resilience and recovery ?

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    The first line of defense you can take is setting up and maintaining trusted security software, like LoginRadius security software. It’s also a good idea to subscribe to an identity protection service to keep an eye on your personal data.

    Additionally, a few practical measures you should take to protect your sensitive data include:

    Activate your firewall
    Update your passwords frequently
    Enable two-step verification for your email accounts
    Don’t open attachments in emails unless the email is from someone you trust
    Secure your mobile devices with security software via Google Play or the App Store
    Encrypt your important files
    Update your software to the latest versions
    Set your social media profiles to to private
    Avoid giving out personal information in forms, comments or posts

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    VPN is not a lie. They protect you from leaking personal data, such as MAC addresses and IP addresses, to the public Internet. This is very important for ensuring operational security, regardless of whether you are engaged in hacking or transmitting confidential data. This is why I recommend using a VPN. xx
    Last edited by albert12; October 23rd, 2020 at 01:03 PM.

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    Thanks John for your explanation about Protecting against Cyber attacks in a Digital World

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    Protecting against Cyber attacks in a Digital World

    Protecting against cyber attacks is becoming increasingly important in today's digital world. Here are some critical steps that individuals and organizations can take to minimize their risk of falling victim to cyber-attacks:

    Use strong passwords: Use a mix of uppercase & lowercase letters, numbers, & symbols to create a strong password. Avoid using easily guessable information in your password, such as your name or birthdate.

    Keep software up to date: Regularly update the operating system and all software on your devices, as well as your anti-virus and firewall programs, to ensure that you have the latest security patches and protection.

    Be cautious of emails: Be wary of suspicious emails, especially ones that contain links or attachments. Don't click links or download attachments from the unknown sources.

    Use two-factor authentication: Whenever possible, use two-factor authentication to add the extra layer of security to your online accounts.

    Backup of important data: Regularly back up important data, such as documents and photos, to an external hard drive or cloud service. If your computer or device is compromised, you will still have access to your data.

    Public Wi-Fi networks are convenient but often unsecured and vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Avoid accessing sensitive info on public Wi-Fi networks, such as bank accounts.

    Educate yourself & others: Stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats and educate yourself and others about best practices for staying safe online.

    By taking these steps and being vigilant, it reduce your risk of falling victim to cyber-attacks and protect your personal and sensitive information in a digital world.

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    I believe protection against cyber attacks begins with implementing a robust and complete cybersecurity strategy that includes identifying areas of vulnerability and being proactive in protecting your systems and data. Traditional cyber security practices are quickly losing ground as threats advance.

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    To safeguard critical systems, data, and networks in financial services, implement encryption, firewalls, and access controls. Regularly back up data, conduct vulnerability assessments, and enforce strong authentication. Develop and test incident response and business continuity plans to ensure a swift response to security incidents and disruptions. Stay compliant with regulatory requirements through regular audits.

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    To identify, protect, respond, and recover from cyber threats, I recommend implementing a layered security approach, conducting regular risk assessments and threat intelligence, and establishing incident response and disaster recovery plans. It's also crucial to keep software and systems up-to-date, use strong authentication and authorization, and monitor your network and systems.

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