We all know that someone who has a knack for technology. This person is always on the hunt for the latest gadgets and can set up your smart TV in no time!
Society wouldn’t be the same without technological advancements and the people who diligently work under the banner of technology to shape the digital world we know and enjoy today.
October 3 is Techies Day, an occasion that fosters recognition for all the techies in our lives and empowers youngsters and students to contemplate a career in the tech world. Techies Day also happens to be observed during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a reminder that everyone has a crucial role in protecting their digital security, technological systems and data.
On this day, we encourage users to elevate their tech endeavors by locking down and securing their devices against malicious attacks to ensure continuity of workflows and safety. It doesn’t matter if you’re an average computer user or a tech wizard who streamlines technological usage. Today’s threat landscape requires uninterrupted vigilance and cyber hygiene, precautions that overconfident techies may unwittingly overlook.
As we extend our appreciation to the tech-savvy minds that help us stay connected and evolve our cybersecurity solutions, we’ve put together a short list of practical security tips for all you busy techies out there:
Protect your data at all costs! Cyber thieves only need to catch you off guard once to collect huge payoffs - as a techie you probably have more systems and tech you need to secure against unauthorized access to data, so protecting your devices with strong passwords is key to preventing data from falling into the wrong hands
Keep your software update protocols on schedule – never skip updates for your browsers, software or operating systems. Run automatic updates whenever possible for convenience and extra safety.
Encrypt and backup your data - use dedicated tools to safeguard sensitive information and recover if your devices are stolen or compromised.
Use security software to bolster your cybersecurity resilience against e-threats and malicious attacks, whether it’s a zero-day exploit, spyware or credential-stealing Trojans
Keep an eye out for fraudulent correspondence – while you’re busy helping others maintain computer systems and developing new tech to improve businesses and our lives, it’s crucial to remain vigilant against phishing and other social engineering schemes that could put a stop to your activity or harm you financially.
Techies, don’t forget to share your latest achievements and hard work with us! Happy #TechiesDay to all you IT wizards out there!