Do you need to be a cyber security expert to stop a cyber attack? It would be nice, but no you don't!
However you and I do need to embrace having some basic understanding of what to do and not do, so together we can thwart or hinder many common attacks.
So take steps to train, prepare, and protect yourself, your family, and your co-workers and explore topics starting with the button above titled SUMMARY ON WAYS TO STREGNTHEN YOUR SECURITY STANCE.
Reasons why to prepare yourself:
Multiple mechanisms and techniques can be in place to protect you, but all of it can be tossed on end by mainly one thing: your choice to act on or ignore training.
You may have heard the saying, "if you prepare for or aim at nothing you will hit it". Unfortunately this is true with cyber security.
Other factors include lack of awareness of danger, not recognizing tricks to con a person into giving out information, or granting digital or physical access to a space or device to a con-man or con-woman.
Not everyone will be a cyber security expert, but that does not mean you get off the hook on not being able to understand and demonstrate a basic set of skills to protect yourself and others from a cyber attack.
Why do I say others? Because our actions usually affect others in a digital environment. We become a carrier of a virus, and can potentially spread it to others.
Some attacks occur and even the best are not aware until after the fact, due to what is called a 0 (zero) day attack. Just like with Covid-19, a zero day attack is a type of form of attack in which no one has seen before. As people have joined together to help stop the spread of a biological virus, so we can with a computer or digital virus.