How to Stop Cybercriminals from Stealing Your Information?
As the number of people working remotely grows, companies need to protect against cybersecurity threat increases. Companies are guarding against cybercriminals being allowed to gain access to their websites to prevent the stealing of sensitive data by using email.
LandAjob has taken several steps to stop cybercriminals to protect information. “You need Antivirus software,” said Peter O’Leary, LandAjob IT director. “The ‘bad guys’ are always several steps ahead of you. The software needs to be configured to update as often as needed, at a minimum every 24 hours. You should set your software to scan your computer on a regular basis.” LandAjob helps Americans with disabilities find jobs with a free database of more than 600,000 jobs in the United States and can also help you receive up to $13,000 in job expenses and reimbursements.
One way to prevent theft is to educate employees on how to be on guard against attacks by having them to avoid using unsecured public networks. In an Inc.com article, the Spiceworks data said 61-percent of employees say they connect to public networks remotely on company-owned devices.
The bottom line here is, basically, don’t do that. Cybercriminals use the unsecured Wi-Fi networks to steal log-in credentials and personal data. Malware can be sent to the non-secured websites to get users and capture data.
Another tactic used by cybercriminals is Wi-Fi phishing. This is when a legitimate looking page is created, but in fact, when you connected, you are communicating directly with the hacker.
“Be very cautious of links in emails and social media,” said O’Leary. “Be very cautious of links in emails and social media. Make sure you know where the mail is coming from. If there is a link or attachment, be wary of clicking on them. If you are getting something from someone you don’t know, you don’t have to open the email and you certainly don’t have to click on the link. Better to safe than sorry.”
(LandAjob helps Americans with disabilities find employment in the United States with a free database of more than 600,000 jobs. By registering for free at www.landajob.org., you will also learn how you can receive up to $13,000 in job reimbursements and expenses.)