Even though we are well into our second decade of widespread internet use, the term ‘cyber attack’ is still a relatively new and daunting one for many people. Many individuals and small businesses entrust their cybersecurity to off-the-shelf antivirus softwares, which can effective but certainly aren’t foolproof.
When it comes to preventing cyber attacks, everyone should use a combination of best practices and security software to protect themselves and their data. Businesses should consider comprehensive security solutions as a critical component of operations–not just a vague expense in the ‘IT’ column.
Here’s a simple breakdown of what cyber attacks are, how much damage they can cause, and how to prevent them.