Thanks to increased collaboration and information sharing among incident response communities in both public and private sectors, as well as increasing investments and focus in cybersecurity, global law enforcement is seeing more success in combating cybercrime and successfully dismantling ransomware operations and criminal forums. And below are five best practices which will help you protect yourself and your businesses.
AI and other technological advancements have enabled adversaries of all skill levels to conduct convincing phishing and other social engineering attacks. It is more important than ever that you know how to recognize, handle and report suspicious emails and calls. You can always report phishing scams to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Install security patches and software updates on your personal devices as soon as they become available.
Protect your online accounts. Use multifactor authentication (MFA) where you have the option, and don’t reuse the same passwords. MFA adds an extra layer of security to your devices and applications. Many web services and financial institutions offer the MFA option. Check the user settings in your accounts to see if the services you use offer this extra security step.
Be smart about social media. Don't share too much personal information on your social media accounts and always check privacy controls.
Back up your data to a secure cloud based service or external hard drives.
The information is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be relied upon, to address every aspect of the subject discussed herein. The information provided is intended to help you protect yourself from cyber fraud. It does not provide a comprehensive list of all types of cyber fraud activities and it does not identify all types of cybersecurity best practices. You or organization are responsible for determining how to best protect against cyber fraud activities and for selecting the cybersecurity best practices that are most appropriate to your needs.