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How to stay protected from cyberattacks

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How to stay protected from cyberattacks

How to stay protected from cyberattacks

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis with many people working from home.

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CYBER CRIMINALS ARE TAKINGADVANTAGE OF THE CORONAVIRUSCRISISHACKERS ARE BUSIER THEN EVERRIGHT NOW TRYING TO HIJACK YOURCONNECTION WITH YOUR JOB AS YOUARE HAVING TO WORK REMOTELYTHANKS FOR STAYING WITH US.

I’MPATRICK NOLAN.AND I’M JANE MONREAL.SO HOW DO YOU TAKE THE EXTRAPRECAUTIONS TO STAY CYBER-SAFE?FOUR IN YOUR CORNER’S SANDRARODRIGUEZ SPOKE WITH A NETWORKSECURITY ENGINEER TO FIND OUT.(0:22 - 0:34)SOT(Evan Lutz, Network SecurityEngineer, Cigent Technology):"A cyber attack is when somebodyuses cyber means to gain accessto to a system that theynormally wouldn’t have accessto."NETWORK SECURITY ENGINEER, EVANLUTZ IS CONSTANTLY FIGHTINGHACKERSBUT NOW━ AS MORE AND MORE OF USARE WORKING ONLINE FROM HOMELUTZ SAYS HACKERS ARE WORKINGOVERTIME27:33SOT(Evan Lutz, Network SecurityEngineer, Cigent Technology):"This is something to be carefulabout because when somebody hasaccess to your machine they caneither take data from yourmachine that they shouldn’thave, or they can encrypt yourdata so that you wouldn’t get itback unless you pay a ransom."ONE OF THE MOST COMMON CYBERATTACKS COMES IN YOUR EMAIL SOBE CAREFUL WHAT YOU OPEN!IT OFTEN LOOKS LIKE IT’S FROMSOMEONE YOU KNOWSOT(Evan Lutz, Network SecurityEngineer, Cigent Technology):"There’s usually some urgencyabout opening a document andit’ll be a pdf, word document,or PowerPoint and these thingswill have code that runs in thebackground that you don’t seethat is infecting your computerwithout you knowing about it."STAND-UP([email protected]):LUTZ SAYS NETWORKS ARE SAFER ATWORK BECAUSE THERE IS MORESAFETY TECHNOLOGY IN PLACE SOIT’S IMPORTANT TO STAY VIGILANTON WHAT YOU’RE CLICKING━ ANDDOWNLOADING ESPECIALLY WHENWORKING FROM HOME55:25SOT(Evan Lutz, Network SecurityEngineer, Cigent Technology):"When you have a majorcyberattack that happens inenterprise, it can bring them toa complete and total stop untilthe situation is addressedwhether that’s paying the ransomto get your data back."LUTZ SAYS YOU NEED TO MAKE SUREYOU HAVE GOOD ANTI-VIRUSPROTECTIONSOME OF THE EMAILS CIGENTTECHNOLOGY HAS SEEN ARE "CLICKHERE FOR A CURE""COVID-19 TAXREFUND" AND "LITTLE MEASURESTHAT CAN SAVE YOU"SOT:"We’ve seen a spike a maliciousactivity against our own networkhere since the first of the yearand again when the pandemicstarted."CIGENT IS ONE OF DOZENS OFCOMPANIES THAT OFFER SOFTWARE TOPROTECT YOUR COMPUTER AND YOURCONN



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