June is the Internet Security month and we would like to take this opportunity to make our business users and other users aware about the significance of internet security and how we can take small measure in our day to day life that can protect our personal and business information.
These days everything is going online, our computers, laptops and smartphone have become an essential part of our day to day life. Being connected with internet around the clock can compromise our personal data like passwords, documents and other confidential data about us. Being connected to the internet brings you in touch with people out there , who are waiting for a loop hole to steal your personal identity to a group of people who are out there ready to hack your systems and personal devices for the passwords, documents and other personal data. Most people take internet security very lightly thinking that computers are invisible, but soon as you start using your computer for anything that involves logging onto internet make you an easy prey. So what we can do to keep things safe? We can help you with few things that can help you to figure out things that will help you to be safe and secure.
Below are few tips that you can be followed to make yourself secure and safe online:
Here are few things that you can do to make internet based activates remain safe and secure.
Socializing in a smart way
Starting for sharing picture online to on social media to Snapchats, asking questions on online forms and using thousands of social apps, all are getting well connected and sharing information. Sharing things with care is important. It’s better to avoid sending sensitive and intimate personal information online or via email to anyone whom you consider as friends. Later point they may share your information online creating problems for you. Avoid sharing your information to people whom you don’t know in person. They might be people with fake identity trying to extract information from you, so beware. Interaction with an unknown individual or a group should be handled with at most care.
Gaming Safety for Parents and kids
Nowadays most of the people have gaming consoles in their homes. These consoles are connected with others gamers online. There is a chance that kids can share their personal information to other gamers online. All chat enabled games make other gamers connect with your kids. You should make your kids aware about the risk of sharing information online. Parents can activate parental controls on their consoles to ensure that kids don’t interact and share sensitive information to strangers.
Kids and their smartphone usage
Most of the kids carry smartphone to stay connected to their families at time of emergencies. But all these phones are loaded with apps and games that can knowingly or unknowingly track and read sensitive information like current user location. Parents should make sure that their kids download reputed apps and all sensitive and personal information should be locked by parents using pin or finger prints locks. Parents should frequently have check on contents and activates of the smartphones used by their kids. If possible also install locate and wipe your phone feature that will help to wipe the data on the phone, in case of losing the phone.
Some care for your personal devices and digital etiquettes
There are few things you should do on regular interval to keep your devices up to date and ready to comply with any security threats. Some of the best line of defense are using updated antivirus, updated software and firewalls. Turning on two step authentication for email and social and financial accounts which will provide extra layer of security. Here are some digital etiquettes that will give you some extra security. First step is to have a better password long, combining upper case, lower case and some special characters. Backup data over secure cloud or storage devices will help you to store safely.
We would like to make sure that all our customers and internet users are aware of these steps that will make them secure and safe over internet. Security should be taken as first priority by all the users to make usage of internet a happy experience. So let’s celebrate this internet security month and make everyone around us aware about the significance of security and its importance.
DVCOM is a value added distributor for DrayTek Routers and other DrayTek networking peripherals in Middle East. It has been there in the market providing all telecommunication solutions for Past 20 years. DVCOM has been networking consultants for many Government projects as well as for the Private Sector Business entities, providing 360 degree solutions and product portfolios. It itself has a range of professional products and services providing assessment, design and implementation of professional IP Communications solutions including Unified Communications (UC) and Converged Communications (CC) for ensuring high availability, reliability, performance, scalability, and manageability within their intranet environments. We at DVCOM understand our customer needs and provide the best solutions that will help them to run their business better. Their success is our success.