Data Protection Tips
Data protection is serious business for both individuals and enterprises. Nefarious groups use a variety of tactics to access secure data, from phishing e-mails to URL redirects to website spoofs. Some will even call you and make up a convincing reason why they need your data. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been reports of callers purporting to be from a government agency claiming victims have been in contact with a COVID-positive individual and asking for their contact and bank account information. According to Security Boulevard, hackers have become more bold and sophisticated. In fact, in 2020, 85% of all organizations were victims of phishing attacks leading to an average financial loss of $1.6 million.
Anti-virus and anti-malware software cannot protect you from these types of threats. Below are tips you should use to protect you and your data.