Here are some True facts about cyber security you should not be knowing or heard from the peoples that aren't true. These are all myths that may have roots in past truths. Everyone thinks they understand cyber security but most are misinformed in one way or another. You might be spreading misinformation and not even know it. Lets see the Myths related to the cyber security and facts about it
|Cyber attacks myth|
Mac and Linux cannot be attacked and are InvulnerableYou will be safe because you use MAC it's not the case. It’s one of the main arguments used by those who want to convince others to switch over from Windows. To be fair, Mac and Linux computers may be less likely to be infected, but it’s an enormous stretch to say that they’re invulnerable. They are not.
The truth is that Mac and Linux may be less prone to infection than Windows, but only a fool would think that these operating systems are inherently safe. You may have heard of the Shellshock bug, a vulnerability that exists in UNIX-like systems that operate using the Bash shell. It has tremendous implications for computer security all around the world and the irony is that it doesn’t even affect Windows.
Windows Is InsecureWe all have heard that time and time again. Sure, there was a time long ago when Windows was an inherently flawed system, but that hasn’t been true for years now. After the releasing of Windows 7, the virus problem has been significantly decreased. Can Windows users still be infected? Yes! Windows isn’t impenetrable by a longshot, but it’s certainly much more secure today than it ever was before.
Security Software, I Don’t Need themI’m careful so I don’t need antivirus software. You may think that you are too smart to fall for silly malware tricks. If your idea of catching malware only includes email attachments, shady websites, and popup advertisements, you are in for a rude awakening. The creater malware and viruses are not stupid. They’re always looking for new ways to facilitate the spread of malicious software, which means that their methods are always evolving.
More importantly, we are human. Humans make mistakes.So don't fool yourself and get caught in the risk. Antivirus are like a car's seatbelt. Maybe you’ve been driving for 10 years without a single accident. Does that mean you don’t need to buckle up. Yeah!
Here are some Facts related to cyber security you should know.
- Nation-states, not hackers, are most likely to launch successful cyber terrorist attacks against classified networks and critical infrastructure. They have the necessary discipline, resources, and commitment. (CIO.com)
- The federal government has suffered a nearly 680 percent increase in cyber security breaches in the past six years. (Face the Facts USA)
- The financial industry successfully withstood three waves of distributed denial of service attacks beginning in September 2012. (Banking.com)
- The estimated annual cost of global cybercrime over $100 billion. (Go-gulf.com)
- The National Nuclear Security Administration, an arm of the Energy Department, records 10 million attempted hacks a day. (Defense News)
- Sean Henry, an assistant director of the FBI, says that so far this year, cyber criminals have stolen over $100 million from US banks. (The Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus)
- About 10% of all social media users have received a cyber-threat. More than 600,000 accounts are compromised every day on Facebook alone. (Floridatechonline.com)
- A whopping 59% of employees steal proprietary corporate data when they quit or are fired. (Ponemon Institute)
- 53% of U.S companies expressed little to no confidence to stopping security breaches in the next 12 months. (Rolandtech.com)
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