DOWNLOAD: CyberSecurity for Dummies _By Thycotic

DOWNLOAD: CyberSecurity for Dummies _By Thycotic

In our always-connected world where the private information of individuals and organizations is vulnerable to exposure and misuse, cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility because hackers or malicious threat actors who steal proprietary information don’t care about age, gender, race, culture, beliefs, or nationality. They probe your digital footprint and your Internet-connected computers based on opportunity, often seeking financial gain.

Targeting Humans People are the number one target and cause of cybersecurity failures because most of them are trusting individuals who want to help or contribute as part of human nature and their jobs. Hackers and malicious insiders take advantage of that trust by appearing to make legitimate business requests from bosses or sharing social items of a more personalized nature. They’re counting on people’s curiosity and willingness to cooperate to get them to “click on the link” in a business or personal email.

One single click on a malicious link, however, can download malware onto your computer that can immediately lock up data in a “ransomware” attack, and oftentimes, you have to send money to regain access. Or, the downloaded malware can, unknowingly to the user, begin instantly collecting information aimed at gaining credentials and passwords for exploiting later. While many of these actions by humans are accidental or not intended to be harmful, the result can cause considerable damage to themselves, their family, their co-workers, their company, and their community.

Hackers want to steal your identity and credentials As the use of the Internet and social media have grown, hackers and cybercriminals have changed the techniques they use to target people. Email continues to be the number one weapon of choice, followed by infected websites, social media scams, and stealing digital identities and passwords. Recent research shows that up to 80 percent of all data breaches involve compromising an employee’s credentials. In one survey, hackers claim that stealing an employee’s password is the fastest (and most preferred) way to breach and bypass a company’s cybersecurity controls.

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Cybersecurity For Dummies; Thycotic Special Edition, helps you understand and recognize the most common cybersecurity threats people face daily in their personal and work lives. With that understanding, you can then begin to adopt good cyber hygiene that helps you avoid becoming the next victim. Spending a few minutes reading this book also helps you learn how cybercriminals target their victims, what you can do to reduce your risk, and how you can personally make it much more difficult for the attackers to steal your information, your identity, and your money.

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