6 Ways to Prepare for Hacking Attacks

September 10, 2018

Hackers have broken into billions of accounts throughout the years. It is not altogether unlikely that you have been personally affected by one of these attacks.

You don’t have to be a cybersecurity expert to prepare yourself from hackers. It’s much easier to protect your data, your identity, or your company than you may think.

Thankfully, there are a few resources that will help you create unbreakable passwords, find out whether or not any of your personal accounts have been hacked, and update existing software. Cybersecurity strategies can also help you prepare for hacks and protect yourself.

Here are 6 surefire ways to defend yourself from hacking attacks:

1. Read pressing cybersecurity news

Staying informed about the latest breaches, bugs, and bots will help you defend yourself and even prevent potential hacking attempts.

Major news outlets with regular updates on cybersecurity issues include:

  • TechCrunch
  • CNET
  • Wired
  • Reuters

Most national and international newspapers will also highlight issues in technology and cybersecurity. Be sure to keep an eye out for these sections in your daily periodical. Simply reading one or two security stories every few weeks will help keep you in the know.

2. Check if you’ve been compromised

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