October is the month of cybersecurity, an initiative that originated in the United States in 2004 to promote awareness of the importance of cybersecurity. The goal is to raise awareness among users, businesses, and institutions about the risks of the internet and how to protect themselves from cyberattacks, a problem that has become increasingly pressing in recent years.
The most common threats include ransomware, malicious software that encrypts victims’ data and demands a ransom for decryption, and identity theft, where criminals steal personal data and login credentials to access bank accounts and other sensitive information. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, which overload a system to the point of failure, and spyware, which covertly intercepts user communications and activities, are also daily risks for individuals and businesses.
To protect oneself, it is essential to adopt appropriate security solutions. Installing up-to-date antivirus software, using complex and unique passwords for each account, and regularly backing up data are the basics. Keeping operating systems and software up to date and avoiding clicking on suspicious links or attachments helps prevent infections. User training, especially in the corporate environment, is also crucial to avoid risky behaviors.
An innovative solution is represented by decentralized cloud technology, where data is fragmented, encrypted, and distributed across different nodes, making it impossible for criminals to obtain it. This technology proactively protects against ransomware and other threats.
Document Relationship Management (DRM) platforms like Certiblok allow users to manage and upload documents to the decentralized cloud, ensuring their authenticity and confidentiality. Users can securely store sensitive data such as contracts and medical certificates, safeguarding them from cyberattacks without sacrificing accessibility.
The month of cybersecurity is an opportunity to remind everyone that data protection is a shared responsibility. By taking the right precautions and adopting technological solutions, it is possible to navigate the internet with greater peace of mind and safeguard one’s privacy.