October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but it also well known, among the vernacular of the younger generation, as Spooky Season. Most people are more concerned with ghosts, ghouls, and goblins than they are with the dangers lurking in the dark corners of the Internet. Which is understandable, it’s more fun to think about the fake monsters than the real ones who could change your life in an instant. So, let’s make a compromise. We’re going to list the 7 scariest ghosts and monsters when it comes to cybersecurity, and we’ll try to make it as spooky as possible.
There they are! Seven terrifying digital ghouls that will be haunting you for weeks to come. Join us next week to learn some techniques and tools that will help you avoid these possible threats!
■ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency: Cybersecurity Tips https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency: Protecting Your Privacy https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-013
Federal Trade Commission: Cybersecurity Basics https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/small-businesses/cybersecurity/basics
Adobe & NCSA Security Awareness Video: Phishing and Ransomware https://youtu.be/D_yAYhjNE-0
■ DEFINITION OF CYBERSECURITY:
Measures taken to protect a computer or computer system (as on the internet) against unauthorized access or attack (Merriam-Webster)