As more and more of our lives are online, security against hackers becomes more crucial. Hackers have two objectives: creating chaos and taking cash. Hackers steal personal information in order to create unauthorized charges on your accounts or disrupt your business with malware.

The good news is that there are a variety of options to secure your data from cyberattacks. The majority of them require no lot of effort. Begin by encrypting sensitive information that’s not sent over the Internet (such as employee social security numbers and routing digits of banks, and other sensitive data). Enable the full-disk encryption tool which is available on all operating systems. For Macs, FileVault is the name, and on PCs, it’s BitLocker.

Update your software frequently. Many hackers gain access to computers through exploiting weaknesses that are present in outdated programs. Updates address these weaknesses and make it harder for hackers to hack your system.

Install a firewall on all your devices. Firewalls are network system designed to manage the incoming and outgoing data on your computer. Windows and macOS both include built-in firewalls, but you should also utilize a third-party firewall application to safeguard your home networks and mobile devices.

Review your device and network names. Avoid using personal identifiers such as your name or number. This can give hackers access to your data.

Be cautious about discussing your work in public. Even the smallest details, such as your hometown or the names of your pets could be used to aid hackers breach security systems.