Computers don’t need an introduction. Today computers are everywhere. From homes to offices, industries to advanced scientific labs, computers play a vital role. Along with computer technology, safety and security threats have increased and pose a great risk to people. Many people, and even businesses are showing great concern when it comes to computer security. Computer security is more than just an antivirus software or anti-spyware running on your PC.
Why should one care about computer security?
We all use our computers for various purposes including online shopping, online banking, personal conversations and social networking etc. If a computer is not secure, intruders (hackers) can hack into your PC and can get access to the important and private information. Since we use our computers for online money transactions, a less protected computer can even make you lose money to the hackers. Even in offices, the computers and computer network has to be secure to prevent any unauthorized logins, data loss or theft.
Antivirus is not everything
Most of us have our PCs protected with good antivirus software, but this doesn’t mean we are 100% secure. Most antivirus programs don’t provide security against hackers and intruders. Normally there exist few backdoors in our PCs such as poor software, browser vulnerabilities, or outdated OS components, which a hacker uses to his advantage. So you need to keep your system updated all the times, and should show some caution while installing new software, or browsing the internet. If you think you can’t do this on your own, and if you have concern about your computer security, a computer security consultant could help you.
Network security is important as well
Normally in offices, educational institutions and other organizations we see many computers connected to a network. Network security is very important because a hacking attack on a computer network can cause serious damage to all the systems connected to that network. Businesses need to take extra care in protecting the computer networks to prevent any hacking attempts. Considering the damage a hacking attack can cause to a business, it’s wise to invest in network security. A good network security company can secure your computers and the network from the virus, malware, hacking and intruding attacks.
Act before something goes really bad! Check your PCs, computer networks and make sure they are safe and secure.