December 15, 2021

The art of data security in the digital era

What is a cyber attack?

A cyberattack is a hostile and purposeful attempt by a party to infiltrate another’s information. Typically, the attacker hopes to gain some sort of advantage by interrupting the victim's network. Every year, hackers strive to profit from unprotected corporate systems, due to which cybercrime has risen. Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes around the world.

Why is data security required?

The world is dominated by online communities, online transactions, cloud computing, and automated procedures. To avoid loss of control, illegal disclosure, unlawful acquisition, and access for an unauthorized purpose, it is important to safeguard data. As technology advances, it creates new attack types, tools, and strategies that enable attackers to breach more complicated or well-controlled systems, including mobile phones.

The Reality of Cybercrime

Cyber assaults against businesses or individuals are initiated by criminal groups, state actors, or private individuals. Cybercriminals primarily target sensitive personal data, business financial data, customer databases (including personally identifiable information [PII], email addresses, and login credentials), intellectual property, and IT services (such as payment processing).

Reasons for cyberattacks include reconnaissance, spying to acquire an unfair competitive edge, and intellectual challenge. Financially motivated cybercriminals seek financial gain through data theft or business disruption. Likewise, the personally motivated, such as current or former employees seeking retribution, will also target money and data.

How to keep data secure?

Securing pdf files, folders, and other data has become a necessity in our digital era. Anyone with access to a user database on a company's servers (including hackers) might simply examine any stored passwords if the passwords were not encrypted. With the advancement of technology, hackers are upping their game in terms of snooping around data. Here are a few tips on how to keep your data protected..

Encrypt your files, folders, and PDFs on your devices.

Keeping your device password-protected is insufficient to protect your data. Encrypting your data with File Password protection software ensures that only the individuals with the unique key will have access to your files. Anyone who wants to see the files or pdf will need to know the unique key you used to safeguard the files.

You must be wondering how to password protect a pdf file, folders, and other documents? Don’t worry, by using AxCrypt you can protect pdf documents and other file types. Create strong passwords with the AxCrypt password generator that is impossible to hack by anyone. For more information, watch our YouTube tutorial

Share Protected Emails

If you send password-protected or encrypted files via email no one will be able to access the data in it without the unique key even if the email gets hacked. With the AxCrypt key sharing feature, share documents securely with others via email or any other medium you prefer with your friends/colleagues. AxCrypt allows secured files to be opened by other AxCrypt users with their own passwords. For more information, check out our key sharing tutorial

Mobile App

We realize how mobile phones have evolved into an essential part of our lives and how crucial it is to access data safely on the go from your mobile phone. Grab the opportunity and access your important encrypted files with the AxCrypt mobile app, no matter where you are. Available on both Android and iOS.Download now for Android and Download now for ios

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