April 14, 2017//Ellen NeveuxLast Updated: November 18, 2020
It’s that time of year again. The wildflowers are blooming; the bunnies are bouncing, and the chicks are chirping. The supermarket shelves are packed with candy eggs and we’re all busily buying groceries to prepare for our Easter Sunday lunch. You may be wondering if these seasonal activities can have an impact on your security. Are you more prone to getting hacked or attacked during this time? Are your weaknesses more prevalent over these long holiday weekends?
Well, according to this article on Computer Business Review hackers could indeed ruin your Sunday roast… Basically, you can go on the premise that cybercriminals never rest. I doubt they’re thinking, ‘Oh, I’ll let everyone be safe this Easter, I won’t attack them over this time.’
If you stop and think about it, I bet some of the appliances in your home are remotely controlled by apps – and cybercriminals could gain access to these apps, leaving your sensitive data on the table. Besides personal attacks, you’ve also got to be thinking about business attacks and how to keep your organization’s data safe.
Often, apps controlled by third parties are an easy target. So, how can you ensure your security is top notch and doesn’t leave you vulnerable to attacks – both in a personal and business environment?
Let’s check out these simple steps you can take to tighten up your security this Easter-time. I like to think of these as the Four As:
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