2019 is gone and a new decade is in sight. 2020 is said to be a year that will bring on many changes in many different realms, but what does that mean for cybersecurity? With the rapid advancements in technology come better, more sophisticated tactics for cybercrime, and in return, pressing demand for innovative cybersecurity solutions.
Cybercriminals have become more sophisticated than ever, finding and exploiting vulnerabilities wherever they can. These crimes cost the global economy around $45 billion in damages in 2018 alone, and likely much more in 2019. Hence, it is no surprise that spending on cybersecurity solutions will likely exceed $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021. So what kind of cyber threats can we predict for 2020, and how can we protect ourselves from them?
The holidays are a great time for bringing the
family together and for taking some time off work. But truth be told, the world
does not stop during the holidays, and people still need to work on important
and urgent matters. In fact, 53% of working people work remotely during the
holidays, with 30% of which do so several times a day, according to this poll.
Can you imagine the headache if some hacker found out your email password or your Facebook credentials? Now imagine how much more harmful it could be if he had access to your banking information. Of course, you would never give over this information to a stranger, but what if they sent you an email pretending they were your bank?
Summertime is coming up. Taking a break from work or school? Don’t take a break from online safety when it’s about your PC and your mobile device! You’ll soon break your usual routines in favor of spending time in the sunshine with family and friends. Take the time to wrap your head around these best practices for safe internet use and secure your PC, tablets and phones for you and your family.
Family Safety Week (April 23-27) is just around the corner. The date is always a timely moment to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. Take a look at some topics below to inspire you this week – and, why not, always – and help keeping you and your family safe online. Read more…