Cyber Security Ethan Lau, Indiana Waterman, Nicholas Hrepcshak, Jason Vu

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber Security are technologies and processes that protect IT assets from cyber attacks and viruses.
  • Many corporations around that world are being connected through the internet and are beginning to invest in cyber security
  • It is estimated that $655 billion will be used on Cyber Security in the near future.
  • Cyber Security insurance plans cover a variety of costs related to cyber attacks, including revenue lost from downtime, notifying customers impacted by a data breach , and providing identity theft protection for such customers

Why is it important?

  • Many people are connected to the internet and they use it for extremely important uses such as personal information
  • It is possible to for hackers to obtain valuable personal information such as bank accounts, address, social security numbers, and they can even take your identity.
  • About 110 million Americans were hacked in 2014, that's about 50% of the adults in the whole country
  • In 2015, 85% of executives were concerned about cyber security and lack of data security

What Can You Do?

  • Limit the amount of personal information you post
  • Remember that the Internet is a public resource
  • Be wary of strangers
  • Evaluate your settings
  • Be skeptical
  • Be wary of third-party applications
  • Use strong passwords
  • Keep software, particularly your web browser, up to date
  • Use and maintain anti-virus software

Fun Facts

  • Some hackers hack for good things such as to expose conspiracies and some hackers are hired by big companies to find the flaws in their systems
  • The average hacker is 17 years old
  • America is the 7th most hacked country in the world
  • Social Media has become many hackers favorite target

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