What defense systems can I use against cybercriminals?

The keynote lecture “Introduction to attack vectors and solutions” gives 13 pillars to be followed to prevent attack vectors. It belongs to Module 2a “Cybersecurity Awareness” of C1b3rWall Academy 2021.

This talk is given by Pablo Fernández Burgueño, professor and lawyer of counsel at PwC Tax and Legal, specialized in New Technologies and Entertainment Law, and especially in blockchain, cybersecurity and law applied to business models based on the use of smart contracts, DAO, ICO and tokens. He founded Abanlex, one of the law firms that introduced the legal use of bitcoin and ethereum in Europe. He is also a founding partner of NevTrace, the blockchain lab developer of prototypes presented to National Police, Guardia Civil and Europol.

Secure passwords 

The use of passwords may eventually become obsolete thanks to biometric data. However, for now, our system is based on passwords that must be robust. We must bear in mind that there are keyloggers, i.e., computer applications that extract the keys we have entered, a system that criminals take advantage of.

We can put layers of security thanks to the two-factor authentication (2FA), which is achieved, for example, thanks to a key generator that we can have in the cell phone so that the user has to enter another factor to authenticate beyond their username or account.  Since it is necessary to have strong passwords, changing them from time to time is helpful. There are reliable password managers such as Dashlane, KeePass, Google Chrome Passwords, Dropbox Password Manager, etc. for saving passwords.

The consequences of cybercriminals knowing your password are that your accounts and linked services may be accessed, accounts may be synced, or third-party data accessed and downloaded for use in the future.

You can read the full article on News-365.

Don’t miss the opportunity to enroll in C1b3rWall Academy 2021 for free to learn more about fraud techniques and defense systems. If you are interested in this topic, you can consult the information and take the Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity or view the range of Master’s Degree courses here.

Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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