Cyber Crime: What Is it? Am I safe From Cyber Crime?

Cyber crime is a word many know, but aren’t sure how to stay safe from it or what it entirely means. The definition of cyber crime is “criminal activities carried out by means of computers or the Internet.”. Most people are  aware that you can carry crimes out from your computer, but don’t know how to stay safe from them. You don’t want to be a victim of cyber-crime, because 60 percent of companies who are go out of business. While it is impossible to stay secure from every single threat there are ways to reduce the impact of being a victim of cyber-crime that are outlined below.


Can I avoid being a victim to cyber crime?

None  of our clients have been victims to  cyber criminals since they hired us to secure their sites, help secure their employees being tricked by deceptive tricks whether in email, phone or in-person.

To protect yourself from cyber-crime don’t put random things you find into your computer, for example if you find a flash drive, also known as a usb drive on the ground don’t put it into any device.  Criminals put these in areas where they hope a victim will pick up and connect it to their machine, thus hacking their system.  It isn’t just flash drives and usb drives cyber-criminals use, it’s anything you can connect to a computer whether it’s a dvd, cd, etc.

Another part of protecting yourself from cyber-criminals is facing reality and accepting the fact that your website isn’t secure. Once you do that, you can hire a cyber security company like ours, whose founder has over 20 years of experience in security and gets the best cyber-security experts to help make your site far more secure.  You can reduce the impact a hack would have on your company by reducing what information you store online, making backups constantly and using email protection against common fraudulent emails, also known as phishing emails.

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