How to protect yourself from cyber crimes

Jamaica Information Service published an article about the measures an individual can take to protect themselves from cyber crime. Here is a quick summary just for you.

The article looks to bring awareness to users of cybercrime and how they can implement measures to ensure they are as safe as possible.

One of these includes the simple Stop, Think, and Connect rule. These encourage understanding, accountability, and confidence when using technology.

The article also outlines some common Cyber Security protection tools; these are:

  • Antivirus protection
  • Use of secure internet networks
  • Use of secure passwords
  • Keeping tabs of personal data
  • Keeping personal information private
  • Backing up data

Overall, this article offers an amazingly simple guide of how anyone can improve their level of safety while online.

Reference: jis.gov.jm


Contributed by: Chanthea Quinland from Antigua and Barbuda. Chanthea 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.

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