Cyber security has been referenced in our movies, summits, skits, conferences, and conversations. The awareness has been created and is still being created daily. The need for end user to be more knowledgeable about their cyber space has become a priority. One of the ways this has been publicized is through cyber security references.
One of the biggest threats to cyber security is cyber criminals and hackers. Each day, brand new methods of hacking into a system are being devised. For example, with the use of malwares. A malware, called rootkits allows its hidden feature to stay hidden, so that the user can never detect it. This kind of malware is very harmful and gains access to users’ information. Users’ system could be compromised, and vital information can be obtained and used against you, just as played in the movie Algorithm.
Here, algorithm tracks the travails of will, a freelance hacker, who breaks into a top-secret government contractor and download their recent developed programs. This movie further shows how a hacker can gain access into your system without you knowing.
Cyber security has also been referenced in summits and conferences. Just like the popular quote by Jen Johnson says, ‘Cyber security is a shared responsibility, and it boils down to this: In Cyber security, the more systems we secure, the more secure we all are’. Several online summits and conferences have been held around the world to spread awareness about cyber security, and the threats we have online. A notable one is by a popular organizer, Bsides. Security BSides are ‘hacker conventions’ that provides a community-driven framework for information security conferences around the world. You can think of BSides as being an event organized by, and participated by, the community for the community. They usually hold events from time to time.
In addition, let’s not forget the most powerful tool, which is social media. If there is any information that can reach the world faster, is it through our social media. Just as Jessica Nazareli said, ‘Use social media to show who you are and what you stand for’. People go live on Instagram to talk on cyber security issues and solutions. Recently, twitter introduced “Spaces”, for hosting conferences, talk shows and online events. This has been one of the best ways which events are held online, and summits on cyber security are usually held here.
In as much as we feel we live in a bubble, there are a lot of things we do not know that happens in our digital space and immediate environment. Great people are making impact to make the world a better place. Be vigilant, educated, and knowledgeable, as cyber security awareness is being spread.
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