In acknowledgment of Cyber Security Day, let’s talk about the types of cyber crimes, cyber risks, and prevention.
This year, studies conducted by a research group called Nielson showed that on average, Americans spend nearly 11 hours a day using electronics. Whether it be a computer, tablet, or a cell-phone, the average screen-time for Americans is almost HALF of our day. How often are you using your electronics?
The use of computers became more common in America in the 1980s. Since then, the rate of cyber crimes have continued to increase dramatically–especially due to the evolvement of technology and the availability of the Internet.
What are a few types of cybercrime?
Identity theft: impersonating another person using their stolen information
Computer fraud: using computer systems to deceive others for personal gain
Privacy violation: includes exposing others’ personal information such as phone numbers and addresses
Electronic funds transfer: illegal transfers of money via unauthorized access to online banking
What are the top cyber risks?
How can I use cyber security to prevent a cyber crime against me?
Today is Cyber Security Day. Acknowledge the day by strengthening your passwords and updating your anti-virus software on your computer. It’s important to be aware of the risks that are involved with using your electronic devices.
By: KayLynn P.
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