Cybersecurity Awareness: How to Prevent Cybercrime and Protect Your Personal Information
Cybersecurity awareness means being aware of and committed to the safety of your personal infrastructure and information. The subject may still seem somewhat new to you, but it’s only going to become a more pressing issue as society continues to develop technologically. On October 1, 2021, President Joe Biden told the nation, “I am committed to strengthening our cybersecurity by hardening our critical infrastructure against cyberattacks, disrupting ransomware networks, working to establish and promote clear rules of the road for all nations in cyberspace, and making clear we will hold accountable those that threaten our security. “
That day, Biden signed an Executive Order, furthering his commitment to cybersecurity. Of course, this is not the U.S. government’s first cybersecurity commitment: he Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), an intelligence agency similar to the FBI or CIA, formed in 2018.
However, cybercrime has been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic started. As schools, businesses, and entertainment went virtual, people were online more than ever. Hackings, e-scammers and other cybercrimes impacted both massive companies and individual citizens alike. To help you protect your personal infrastructure, we’ve compiled a sampling of cybersecurity best practices.