Many organizations are facing one common challenge of handling potential threats and data breaches within their environment. Every day we hear reports of online scams and data theft or other cases and sensitive data is at risk. But, as they say, prevention is better than cure, even taking a few simple steps can help you stay away from theft by keeping us more secure online.
Tips To Watchout To Encourage Cybersecurity
Securing the data should be the focus of every organization. At Ksolves it is our responsibility to help companies that are affected by cyber security problems. How do we do it? Well, with our Apache Spark services, we recommend these helpful tips for a secure environment for your data.
Ksolves’ Spark services recommend some insightful tips for a secure future-
It’s time to change that old password
Are you the one who is using the same password for everything? Well, this could cost you a lot in the long run. Using a short and reused password means leaving yourself open to vulnerabilities. We suggest that the best passwords should be long and a mix of numbers and symbols. Creating long, strong and unique passwords for all your online accounts is one of the best ways to protect your personal information.
Recycling your old passwords? Think again
We know that memorising so many passwords is an arduous task. But, recycling your passwords or changing it by adding or changing a few words here and there is like inviting cyber criminals to access your online information. Better to let professionals handle it. Ksolves’ Apache Spark Services can offer you many helpful tips.
Use different passwords for different accounts
Many people have a habit of keeping the same passwords for all your online accounts. But, if you use the same password for all the accounts you could be at higher risk. Imagine if a hacker has access to one of your accounts, they could easily gain access to all your accounts that operate with the same password. No, we are not asking you to change it right away but make sure that the accounts which have the most important information like banks should have strong and different passwords. You can also consider a two-factor authentication process for that extra layer of security.
Never say ‘later’ for your software updates
We have often seen people postponing their software updates. But, we suggest you to never delay your software updates. Software updates don’t just provide you with the newest features, but also fix security issues and vulnerabilities. So next time, when your operating system, apps or antivirus software ask for an update, go ahead and install them as soon as possible. The better option is to set them at automatic update.
Beware of Spam emails and suspicious links
You are sitting hooked on to your laptop screen and suddenly you see an email that tells you that you have won a lottery prize, business class tickets or a vacation. All these mails are there to lure you. Avoid clicking these links if you feel that the mail is suspicious in any manner. As these links (if clicked) can steal your precious personal information.
Antivirus at your aid
Accounts can be protected by strong passwords but is it enough? You need to take care of your devices as well. Antivirus software helps you with the extra protection in case of any attack on your devices. They must be used as a proactive measure and devices should be scanned for viruses regularly.
Keep a backup of your data
We should always be prepared for the worst. In case of any cyber attack, the first thing that you lose is your data. Hence, it is always a good idea to backup your data such as important documents and business information. Apache Spark can help you with storing your data so that you can use it even if you are under a cyber attack.
Check your email activities
Track any unusual activities happening in your email. Look for setting changes that are not done by you or passwords changes that you never did. Look for these red flags if you find any so you can save yourself from the upcoming threats.
Check before you pay
Always keep a check on the companies you deal with. If you feel anything fishy, or you find companies changing their payment details unexpectedly, call the companies directly before making any payment.
Keep your security answers untrue but creative
Security questions hold a big place in the login process. Choose your security questions based on the information that people won’t find easily. Be creative when you set your security answers. Instead of being honest, choose deceptive answers which can fool cyber hackers.
As we have shared these valuable tips to keep you safe from any possible attack, we know that it is still not enough. You need a platform like Spark which is being used by many big financial companies to prevent fraud and detect it at an early stage. Ksolves is one of the best Apache Spark development companies in India and USA. Our high-end customized Spark services will not only help you in dealing with these attacks but also make you aware before anything malicious happens.
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