Cyber Security is the practice of protecting online websites or anything related to online and the internet. Cyber attacks can ruin businesses or people because they can take money or, for example, post on their social media account rude comments so they would get fined. Cyber attacks can also cause people to lose photos and identity theft. Lots of people fall for these cyber security attacks because they make them look real and most of the time they receive them from important companies so they will take action by clicking the links or downloading the malware.
COVID made a lot of companies and businesses go online. Before COVID most companies weren’t online a lot or if at all, and cyber attacks weren’t as big of a deal compared to after or during COVID. Now that COVID is around cyber security attacks are at their peak. Cyber security attacks are up around 300% to 400% mainly because of COVID.
There are different types of cyber threats phishing, social engineering, ransomware, and malware. Phishing is the attacker sends fake emails that resemble that company or person that aims to steal information. This is the most common type of cybersecurity threat. Social engineering is a tactic for people to give the attacker sensitive information or make you click on links or download malware to your technology. Ransomware is a software that is designed to block everything on the computer system including files so they can export money. They will gain access back to the computer after the transaction is successful. Malware is software that gives them access to cause damage to your computer or technology.
Cyber security is a big deal in the world, especially now because lots of people are going online all because of COVID. We need more people that stop cyber security because there are a lot of attacks and not enough people fixing them or stopping them from happening. Also there are a lot of job openings.
What are you thoughts on cyber security?
Would you open a email if it looked like an important company?
Do you think that cyber security is a big issue?