Cyber Security and Privacy Challenges. Tips, Tricks and Traps.

Cyber Security and Privacy Challenges. Tips, Tricks and Traps.

by Adam
August 25, 2022

We are entering a digital age that is always online and always visible. Privacy is an issue that needs to be addressed. This blog will explore different aspects of privacy and cyber security and how society is adapting to the changes in the digital world.

There has been a fundamental shift in privacy and cyber security. With IoT does privacy exist anymore? Does being a digital consumer mean having no privacy? Does being visible and transparent mean being vulnerable? Does being cyber secure mean being outside the digital environment? 

We use access to our data as a payment method to access something we need. We see AI as a helping tool as face recognition for social security or Google Home to easily manage surroundings, for example. So where is that borderline when technology becomes no longer an advantage but a disadvantage and a risk of losing privacy? 

Privacy and Cyber Security

Pros of digital connectivity

We are digitally connected to everything from home space to workspace, from education services to financial services. Our medical records and personal preferences are also connected online. Such connectivity blurs the lines between public and private. We cannot escape sharing our personal information because it is a way to enter the digital information space. 

Cons of digital connectivity

The negative side of it is our data collection and exposure. It brings questions about digital trust, awareness of personal data usage, and staying suspicious about giving access to data online. It leads to a phenomenon of people deleting or withdrawing their data from online spaces, deleting accounts on social media, and removing personal information from digital environments. New digital laws apply to companies, such as the European GDPR, the Brazilian Marco Civil, and the American CCPA. 

What role do digital citizens have in their data privacy and cyber security?

A privacy mindset is essential here. Digital distancing can be a solution. By digital distancing, one can understand limited visibility online, anonymous communication, and reduced digital footprint. 

What else can be done?

  1. As it is difficult to recognise that one is a cyber attack target, it is vital to continuously remember that you are always a potential cyber attack target. 
  2. As it is challenging to spot a cyber-criminal, it is important to close the gap in cyber security knowledge. 
  3. And start treating cyber security risks as financial, social, and personal issues and no longer technical problems. 

Cyber attacks are becoming more common. As a result, cyber security issues are becoming more challenging. 

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