As we enter the second year of the pandemic, we’re spending more time online than ever. Whether we’re streaming, gaming or just accessing social media, it’s important to keep internet safety in mind. As today is Safer Internet Day, we want to take a moment and share our top tips to make the Internet a safer place for you and your family.
Since 2019, Safer Internet Day’s theme has been “Together for a better internet.” But what does that mean? Safer Internet Day is all about empowering people to “use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.” While we were already spending a lot of time online, the pandemic has pushed us toward online schooling, telehealth appointments, online grocery delivery and more online resources than we ever expected.
Kaspersky experts have been digging into what sorts of cyberthreats are emerging with our new internet lifestyles and have made some interesting findings.
- Ransomware in schools: 55% of parents surveyed noted their children’s school system had faced a cyberattack, 22% of which happened in the past two years
- Cyber-stress: 64% of respondents even went as far to say that a bank account hack would cause them more stress than losing their job
- Telehealth: 30% of respondents admitted that patient data at their clinics had been compromised as a result of telehealth sessions
- Working from home: 73% of employers didn’t conduct any special training on safe interaction with corporate resources over the internet, which could have reduced the number of incidents caused by the human factor
Despite the growing number of cyberthreats, there are plenty of resources available to ensure you and those around you are thriving online. A better internet starts with you and we’re here to help along the way.
Tips and Tricks
- How to protect your home Wi-Fi from nosy neighbors
- 7 security tips for public Wi-Fi users
- The ultimate digital life survival guide
- Five tips for protecting yourself from ransomware
- How to host a truly secure Zoom conference
- How to make hybrid work effective and secure at home and in the office
- Kaspersky Online Privacy Checker: Explore how you can change the privacy settings for your online services to take control of your personal data
- Kaspersky Password Checker: See if your passwords have been brute-forced or found in a database of leaked passwords
- Kaspersky Secure Connection: Browse the internet with the privacy, security and freedom you need to stay protected
- Kaspersky Safe Kids: Protect your kids online behavior with parental controls that allow you to safeguard their activities, monitor their behavior and teach them self-control