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Digital Ka Zamana ! World of Digital !

What we could say about ourselves in real life for safety? If safety is concern then we would have not done any invention. Because invention makes people more decisive. It makes us unsafe or safe that depends on our own thinking.  

Through this article I would like to discuss on security on digital platform. Digitization is the progress and connection key of this 21st century

Let's get some statistical reports on how safety concerned world is connected with digital technology.

The world we live in is highly connected and digitally exhaustive. Of the 7.6 billion humans on earth, around 3.6 billion are online as on today while writing this article. Today, social networks have become one of the main communication channels. Within a relatively short time, social media has empowered people and connected them however at the same time. They have also provided platforms to become just one of the endless data channels that cyber crimes are exploiting. Which is hard but true fact of this technology.

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In this era, we need some skills for surviving in the digital environment. For security and safe use of digital literacy has become a must for all. It empowers us with the ability to use information and communication technologies to find evaluate, create and communicate information requiring both cognitive and technical skills, digital natives are always with laptops or smart devices in their hand, but how effectively they are using the internet for their capacity building is questionable. There are many problems like bullying, cybercrime, copyright issues, security threat and social awareness among others.

Today we will know about one of the most trending problems considered in digital awareness   

Cyber crimes:- The global threat         

“any type of offensive manoeuvre employed by individuals or whole organizations that targets computer information systems, infrastructures, computer networks intending to damage or destroy targeted computers network or system called cyber crimes."
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In the year 2016, there were a total of 758 million online attacks worldwide, which amounts to around 2 million in a single day. Even technically legal activities often involve the misuse of individual personal and sensitive data.
Every organization, be it big or small, has been the victim of cyberattacks. 
This reiterates that cyber attacks are real and your and my account can fall prey to it, counting on any random day. Therefore, it is required to create awareness on learning to mitigate the attacks.

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According to Quick Heal Annual threat report 2019, Indian window user faced 1852 cyberattacks every minute in 2018. Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Prashad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that more than 10,000 websites hacked in India until the may-18.

Zomato, the leading online restaurant guide admitted about 17 million users records from its database were hacked. The stolen database includes users with addresses and hashed Passwords.
Trends in cyberspace:- 
1) Targeted phishing attacks
2) Use of mobile devices by cyber criminals
3) Darknet:- a threat to society 
4) Blockchain for cyber crimes
Challenges in Cyber security: India 
1) Weak reporting culture

2) Absence of Tools and Capabilities

3) Lack of adoption of new technology 

4) Digital illiteracy

5) Data colonization

Protection against cyber-attacks:-

1) Limit the amount of information that you disclose on the social networking sites

2) Do not establish a friendship with strangers

3) Do not believe online information blindly as it can be misleading

4) Customize your system setting according to your needs by changing the default settings. Learn how to use a privacy setting on your social profiles properly

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5) Secure your system, because of an unsecured network can lead to loss of your personal data. Always watch for https on URL, it indicates safe and secure site

6) Use antivirus software to secure your computers and electronic devices

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7) Don't save your Internet Banking Password, Credit-Debit Card details online to any digital locker.

Digital literacy is a broader concept that consists of developing new skills and knowledge which provides awareness and advances level thinking skills.

" Don't let your business to become a victim of cybercrime"

Be Safe ! Be Digital !

5 comments:

  1. I read this article which is very useful. Thank you so much

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  2. πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Nice

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  3. Nice and useful article because there are mass of people, who actually don't know about cybercrimes and they are using mobile phones in there day to day life.

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