- Index hide1 In Mexico, just over 70 percent of the population aged 6 or over is active in the digital conversation.
In Mexico, just over 70 percent of the population aged 6 or over is active in the digital conversation.
Mexico received, during 2022, just over 85 billion cyberattack attempts.
Brazil and Colombia are the countries below Mexico with the most cyberattack attempts
Within the current context, the immersion of daily activities within an increasingly digital extract has become one of the main trends, largely due to the growing number of activities that can be carried out remotely; However, today, this growing digital model still faces various problems, such as digital fraud, so now we mention some strategies with which you can keep your personal information safe in the new digital age.
Data provided by IDC Cybersecurity Forum Mexicorecorded that within the national territory, just over 85 billion cyberattack attempts were registered in the first half of 2022, a figure that places Mexico as the country with the most attempted breaches of cybersecurity, a figure that also represents growth in this attempted crime, of at least 40 percent annually, only above Brazil with 31.5 billion cyberattacks during the same period of time and Colombia in third place with 6.3 billion.
A large part of the growing wave of attacks on digital vulnerability is largely due to the growth of the digital community, because according to what was indicated by “We are Social”, there is currently a digital community of almost 5 billion Internet users, of which just over 80.6 million are active within Mexico, a figure that represents just over 70 percent of the national population aged 6 or over.
Keep your personal information safe in the new digital age
It is due to the growing immersion of Internet users in an increasingly digital life, that there is a need to improve our activities and skills while browsing and interacting on the Internet, as pointed out by Tomás Dacoba, Marketing Director of veeam for Latin America, who points out some advice, with which it is intended to significantly improve the security of Internet users and keep personal information safe within the network.
January 28 is recognized as International Data Privacy Day; Without a doubt, it is an excellent opportunity to reflect on how important it is to protect all this data, and fundamentally our personal information, in the face of the growing wave of cyber risks and threats that exist. We encourage you to follow these top tips to keep your personal information safe online.
Tip No. 1: Be skeptical: If a deal or offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t give out personal information to a company you’ve never heard of just because you can get the gaming system you’ve been looking for at 80% off any other store’s price. You most likely will not receive the game system at the end of your transaction, but that supposed company will obtain your credit card information.
Tip No. 2: Slow Down: Mindfulness is great for your online and mental health. By slowing down and breaking the sometimes senseless habit many of us have of scrolling through time on social media, we can make decisions with a focused mind and not fall for the tricks of social engineers who trust that we get distracted and have an emotional response to things we see online, chasing that little dose of dopamine we get from interacting with others online. Skip mindless scrolling and stay ahead of cybercriminals trying to trick you.
Tip No. 3: Change your passwords frequently: The Microsoft report mentioned above also indicates that, during 2022, the number of password hacks grew 74%. It is important to update your passwords more frequently than usual, and use a different one for each application or social network, to reduce the dimension of the attack, in case you are a victim.
Tip #4: Keep in the habit of backing up: Always keep in mind the importance of backing up regularly; it makes a world of difference when your information is damaged, lost or stolen. It is best to apply Rule 3-2-1-1-0, which suggests having 3 copies of the information; with the most critical data stored in at least 2 different types of storage; where 1 or more of the backups are stored offsite; having at least 1 of the media offline, and checking for 0 errors.
Tip No. 5: Keep your information private, private: The Internet, especially social media, has allowed us to share information with the masses in an instant, eliminating the time to think through our actions. If it’s not something you want in a banner ad while driving down the road, it’s best to keep it off the information highway. Even the best privacy settings can’t be trusted, and there’s a reason we say nothing online goes away. Unless you want someone somewhere in the world to use your bank account for their online gambling addiction, don’t share your mother’s maiden name or your high school mascot when watching one of those “My Name” games. of a fictional character it is”.
Bonus tip! If you can connect it, protect it: In today’s world, where everything from our thermostats to coffee makers is connected online or controlled via an app, it’s important to remember that with that convenience also comes the opportunity for attackers to hijack our sessions. . In addition to making sure you use strong passwords, opt for multi-factor authentication if you have the option, avoid unprotected Wi-Fi networks, and take advantage of anti-malware software if your device allows it.
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