Cyber Security: Are You And Your Data Safe?

There are hackers. And there are even more hackers out there. With more and more people becoming technically advanced each year, more and more of these internet users are learning how to hack into systems and databases.

It is not a surprise. We do try our very best to make sure that our information stays confidential and secure. There are plenty of techniques and systems that allow us to keep our information safe. However, these hackers can find their ways through such systems if they wanted to. Of course, the more security measures you have, the harder it would be for them.

How many government and top security websites have been hacked by these people? There have been quite a number already and one can simply say that these hackers are definitely leveling up. There are also different types of security threats and Wired has released an article on this.

It does not matter if you have your own database or if you are outsourcing to have your database secured by a third party. For these hackers, they want to make sure that they get the information that they need. So if you are an insurance BPO company that provides insurance BPO solutions, you may want to further secure your systems to ward off these hackers. IT telemarketing services may have IT guys who do know their stuff and so you can have them do their magic on your systems so hackers would not be able to easily find their way through your information.

It is also interesting to note that there are a lot of marketing BPO services out there and marketing services that do bring good traffic to your site. However, be aware that there can be threats to the security of your database especially if you are marketing the wrong way. Keeping it professional and making sure that your information is securely kept somewhere else should do the trick.

One of the top tips that you should keep in mind is that you should not be complacent that hacking will not happen to you. Sure, you may not be one of the biggest websites out there but hackers may have fancied your site. Just do not be complacent. Be vigilant, especially if you are working with clients’ information. Put up the necessary fences. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Passwords are also very important. Do not stick with the usual 123456 type of password. As they say (and most websites do tell you the same), pick a strong password. This should be one that has more characters (with at least 8 characters), letters that are uppercase and lowercase, numbers, and special characters. If they can be done in random, that would even be better.

Do not give out any information you may have. There are a lot of hackers out there who may seemingly and very innocently ask you for certain information which you may give out easily. But they would be using that to actually hack through your account and get the information that they would need.


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