Stay Safe Online | Cyberops
By Prempal Singh
How to Stay Safe Online –
Protect your Online Identity:
Digital fraud is becoming an increasingly bigger problem.
$ 2.67 trillion approximate, the global cost of online data breaches Worldwide by 2019.
$ 490 is the average cost of per victim of a cybercrime in Canada.
7 million of Canadians who were victims of cyber crime in 2013.
11 hours amount of time victim loses to dealing with an online crime.
37% Canadians who know what to do when they are the victim of digital crime.
What to do?
1. Disconnect your devices.
2. change your password.
3. If you involved your Credit/Debit card, cancel it.
4. Report the crime to the police.
5. Report a personal data breaches to one of the Credit score agencies.
Improve Your password:
38% people who always use a secure password.
95% people ho share up to six passwords with others.
90% password that can be easily hacked.
47% consumers who use a password that had not been changed for five years.
Keep your data safe:
15% people surveyed who use encryption to secure their digital data in Canada.
17% people surveyed who have used a service to mask their identity online for safety reasons.
$ 245 million public safety Canada’s investment in preventing cyber crime since 2010.
Online safety tips:
1. Never click on an E-mail links or attachments otherwise you know what they are.
2. Do not share private information online.
3. Only purchase goods online from retailers that you can verify are legal.
Stay mobile safe tips:
1. Never click on text message links.
2. Do not use public wireless networks.
3. Only download apps or programs from a reliable source like play store or Apple’s app store.
4. Do not allow mobile applications to access your location or your personal information.
5. Set a password to operate which is required to your device.