The Age of Cyber Security

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Cyber Security

Technology has no limits and so does the inventions that follow it. In pursuit of easing our lives, we create a necessity and convert them into a requirement. Our entire system has gone digital and there is nothing that the digital domain does not know about us. It is like a shadow that follows us even in the dark. There is a dark side for every system, and data has the power to build or destroy us. We tend to give a lot of information online these days without thinking about the consequences we might face later. Our data is so valuable these days that the price of our privacy is very high.

The rising cases in cybercrime has instigated the government to launch awareness campaigns for the netizens. The latest being a cyber-security campaign in collaboration with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) and RGPV – Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalya, Bhopal.

Why Cyber Security is so crucial?

The data war began soon after the inception of the internet, and there was a price set for privacy. The online security of an individual or an organization became very crucial and important that the term ‘Cyber Security’ started unfolding. As a primary matter of concern in the digital world, it soon picked up speed. Imagine if all our credit card credentials were stolen?  Imagine a day when all our data is stolen and a fake profile is created to steal the nuclear codes and bomb the world!

Who should be concerned? 

These technical terms are not only for the technology field organizations to be concerned about. Every common man who owns a digital drive that contains any sort of information has to be concerned too. The organizations that have all our data which we have given access to have to take any means to protect it. 

What can be done to improve Cyber Security?

As per the campaign by CDAC and RGPV – Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalya, some steps that you can follow to improve your cyber-security is as follows:

  • The first and foremost thing- Keep All Your Passwords Safe.
    • Keep the credentials safe as it may give direct access to the online accounts if exposed.
  • Report to the concerned organization or your service provider in case of suspicious activity.
  • In the event of banking-related transactions, use two-factor authentication.
  • Keep all the software up-to-date. New updates are rolled out in the event of sensing a security threat.
  • For bigger companies and organizations, investments have to be made to install higher-end cyber security systems.
  • Mails and messages that seem suspicious or does not have a proper sender’s ID must not be opened and has to be reported immediately.
  • Pay attention to the permission of access given to the third-party apps and software.

Is there an end to Cyber-theft?

There is never an end to cyber-theft for the sole reason that how secure a security system might seem, it always has a small flaw as per the law of perfection. The only remedy to this is continuous improvisation in the security systems to battle information theft, penetration, etc.