Cybersecurity in an interconnected world


To prevent cyber criminals from gaining access to sensitive information, people should practice having good 'cyber hygiene'. This can be having strong passwords, not clicking links from strangers and implementing two factor authentication. — Key vector created by storyset - www.freepik.com

According to the US Census, more than 75% of American households have access to a computer and roughly 89% of people in the US own a smartphone. With this level of connectivity, many Americans find themselves victimised by cyber criminals.

"Being online exposes us to cyber criminals and others, basically who commit identity theft, fraud, harassment, so every time we connect to the Internet at home, school or work or on mobile devices, we make decisions that affect our cybersecurity," said Darren Waldrep, assistant professor for Management of Cybersecurity Operations at Athens State University.

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