The Importance Of Security And Personal Security

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When it comes to personal and business side of life one important aspect that should never be overlooked is security and personal safety. Especially considering everything has become digital in the recent years. Everyone’s personal information is being stored in facilities that we don’t even know where they are. With that being said there are people out there who target on the ignorant and misinformed. One way to protect yourself and your business from any threat is to be informed with the recent news on security. Here are some examples
• Take Security seriously
• Creating Strong passwords
• Use Multiple passwords
• Send no valuable data via email or IM
• Use https at trusted, reputable vendors
• Remove high-value assets from computers
• Clear browsing history temporary files and cookies
• Update antivirus software
• Demonstrate security concern to your fellow workers
• Follow organizational security directives and guidelines
• Consider security for all business initiatives
(Kroenke 2013)
One way to protect yourself is to not give out your personal information to anyone. Your social security number, driver’s license number, and anything a stranger shouldn’t know about you. Your information can be compromised if you do. Only certain instances you are able to give your information for example when you call your bank about certain information. Majority of the time bank institutions that have your information have your social security number, however they require you to tell your last four social security number to identify, just incase your account may have been compromised. Other than that it’s a personal choice because sometimes you don’t know whom you can trust with your information. Sometimes it can be self explan...

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...ter. Although antivirus software is great to have you shouldn’t think it’s time to relax and feel content. It’s up to the individual to update the antivirus because hackers out there are finding different ways to get your information. If one day, one week, or even one year you don’t update your antivirus, your computer and your information maybe seen by individuals and be compromised.
Ultimately it’s up to you to safeguard your information because people who prey on the weak find their weaknesses and exploit them. Everyday hackers are finding ways to get your information. It’s up to the individual and the business to be proactively aware that threats are out there. It’s been more evident with the new Internet explorer crisis in which hackers attacked government agencies, defense contractors, energy companies and banks in which they exploited software flaw.
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