Is your system as secure as it could be?

Did you know someone, right now, can be snooping through your computer’s files, bank details, even watching you through your webcam and they’ve ensured you won’t know about it? What can you do?

Last month we hosted one of our famous Twitter chats on @kingstontechbiz, and invited some of the top independent, data security influencers to chime in on the conversation about data security and ways to increase your safety online. We were so privileged to have some of the industry’s most insightful thought-leaders sharing their opinions with our valued followers.

Here are the questions and best answers posted during that exciting hour.

  1. How do you make sure your internet connection is secure?
    @elenacarstoiu
    1. Disable any unneeded services less doors to your devices means less chances for someone to get it!
    2. Always use a firewall.
    3. Keep your system updated to avoid any known #security issues.


  2. Is password manager software the best way to secure your access?
    @ajunior1

    It is definitely helpful in ensuring strong password protection. Strong passwords are not the only important thing however. For instance, also use a bitlocker to encrypt the hard drive of your computer.



  3. Internet security software cannot protect against every threat…so what can we add to the process?
    @1DavidClarke

    Prepare by having pre-installed malware removal software, use secure browser settings. Have multiple types of endpoint security software, it will happen, use ISP safe settings on router.



  4. How can your children and family identify phishing attempts?
    @elenacarstoiu

    Same thing that you basically do with your employees. You raise awareness and provide a basic #security training



  5. How have you secured your internal internet connection?
    @avrohomg

    My internal network is secured via VPN firewall. Wi-Fi is encrypted. Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware are standard on all machines, and files are backed up to the Cloud.



  6. Are your mobile devices secured and how can they be made safer?
    @1DavidClarke

    Yes, Only allow authorized apps to be installed, Virus checker, VPN, safe browser tech, download checker, WIFI checker...etc



  7. What are the key warnings to be aware of when being ‘Hacked’?



  8. What is your key piece of advice to stay safe when shopping and banking online?
    @elenacarstoiu

    Always use a secure browser, never enter card details in unsecured websites, and never use unverified apps.



Thanks again to all those who took part and if you would like to learn more on data security and other topics, follow @KingstonTechBiz where we will be hosting monthly Twitter chats and we’d love for you to take part.