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Cybercrime: Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there

Alumni (Retired)

What would you do if the door lock of your house was faulty or if there was some leakage in the house? You’d fix these as soon as you can. Protecting our families and loved ones physically is our priority and responsibility. And the same holds true for online as well. For all that we do in the physical world, a lot more can be done online.

 

Securing our presence in the digital world is as important as in the physical world, because the threats and challenges are just as real. In 2015 alone, 594 million people faced cybercrimes. A cyber crime, quite literally, puts our security at risk. Right from our location to banking details to personal information, everything we've ever shared online can be exposed and used against our well being. Even devices such as security cameras and webcams are vulnerable to such attacks.

 

However, many of us don’t realize the gravity of the situation because cybercrimes are not as apparent – well, until they happen to us. In the physical world, we not only rely on institutions and governments to provide us protection, but also do our best to secure our homes and families. Likewise, the digital world that we live in today requires us to be vigilant. Here are some initial steps we can take to protect ourselves online.

 

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Get more tips on what you can do to secure your presence online here


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