Ten Ways You Can Improve Your Cybersecurity without Spending a Fortune
IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding that you’re a target
Protecting yourself using security software
Encrypting, backing up, and more
Not all security improvements require a large outlay of cash. In this chapter, you discover ten ways that you can quickly improve your cybersecurity without spending a lot of money.
Understand That You Are a Target
People who believe that hackers want to breach their computers and phones and that criminals want to steal their data act differently than people who do not understand the true nature of the threat. Internalizing today’s reality will help introduce into you healthy skepticism, as well as impact your attitude and behavior in numerous other ways — many of which you may not even consciously realize are being affected.
For example, when you believe that you’re a target of cyberattackers, you’re less likely to blindly trust that emails that you receive from your bank were actually sent by the bank, and, as such, you’re less likely to fall prey to phishing scams than are people who believe that they are not targets. People who believe that criminals are after their ...