Don’t Be a Cyber Sheep

Billions of wrongs don’t make it right. The sad fact is that most people are not taking cyber security seriously enough. Many are aware that it is a matter of great importance and choose the lazy, complacent path. If you came across this article, it is probably time to revisit your cyber attitude regarding your home, business and even your WFH – Work From Home web security setup.

Your goal is to become a cyber security herder and lead many on the right path by making prudent and wise cyber steps.

With mounting threats to endpoint devices, endpoint protection will likely become a household term pretty soon.

Free Trials: Cybersecurity Solutions

The immediate and wisest step to avoid becoming a cyber sheep is to download a free trial of an anti-malware solution or comprehensive cyber security solution that can protect all your devices within all contexts such as WFH, home use, etc. IoT intelligent home internet usage and for your small to medium business.

Typically a significant cyber security firm that focuses on home users has built up its product offering to tend to the needs of growing businesses. Some cyber security firms offer a range of business products from unmanaged to managed on the cloud and very scaleable protection to adjust to your business needs quickly.

Suppose you are comfortable with the user experience on the free trial for the home-based web protection solution. In that case, you are likely also to be comfortable with the same firm’s cyber security business solutions.

Free trials vary in time-frame and are typically for two weeks to a month. In reality, if you test out the product for about fifteen to thirty minutes per day, you should be able to get familiar with all its features and benefits within less than a week.

The next Wise Cybersecure Step

After gaining confidence with a specific vendor’s home web security solution, the wisest next step is to purchase the full version, preferably for a longer period, such as for two years. This will ensure uninterrupted protection from a plethora of threats such as:

  • Phishing
  • Zero-day Exploits
  • Spear Phishing
  • Whaling
  • Trojan Viruses
  • Ransomware
  • Malware
  • Keyloggers
  • Cryptojacking
  • IP Cyber Theft
  • Corporate Espionage
  • DDoS
  • Pharming
  • MitM or Man in the Middle cyberattacks
  • SQL Injections 
  • Password Cracking
  • Rootkits
  • IoT Cyber Attacks 

A Strong VPN Solution

You may find that a trusted VPN solution comes integrated with the product that you choose for the protection of your home, but it may only be available as a part of the full version purchase process.

Regardless, the next prudent step should be to ensure you already have or download a reputable VPN solution for your devices and their respective operating systems, such as:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11
  • macOS
  • iOS
  • Android

The VPN solution will add a layer of incredible benefits to your cyber-secure journey, such as hiding your real IP address and approximate physical location.

The VPN will encrypt all your traffic for prying cyber eyes; in other words, a cyber spy will only see gibberish, and your traffic will be protected. This is especially important in very likely scenarios where you are browsing an unsecured website on a public unsecured WiFi connection, such as in a hotel, café or mall.

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