October is Cyber Security Awareness Month published Jamaica Bankers Association about Cyber Security Tips. Here’s a summary for you.
Because October Cyber Security Awareness Month, some general tips to stay safe on the web were shared. Lack of knowledge can be the source of exploitation; this issue is addressed best by education and training.
Some of the tips include:
- Staying abreast of potential risks and how best you can mitigate from them.
- Monitoring of account activity to identify any anomalies.
- Keeping your information confidential, such as PINs and password.
- Using different and complex passwords on different platforms.
- Be aware of suspicious links and think before mindlessly clicking on them, regardless if trusted individuals send it.
- Protecting devices that are connected to the internet by using anti-virus software and even VPNs.
Some of the current trends used in exploitation are:
- Card Fraud such as ATM and POS Skimming
- Internet Banking Fraud such as phishing and social engineering
- Document Fraud
- Basic Robbery
Contributed by: Racquel Bailey from Jamaica. Racquel is a member of the WISC Discord group from the G5 Cyber Security Foundation Ltd. Learn more about WISC (Women in InfoSec Caribbean) at wiscaribbean.org. WISC is a non-profit initiative supporting Caribbean women and girls to develop a career in Information Security.