06 February 2024

Safer Internet Day | Protecting our digital experience

In an increasingly digitized world, where the internet is an integral part of our daily lives, it is crucial to raise awareness about the importance of staying safe while surfing the web.   

That's why every year, Safer Internet Day brings us the opportunity to reflect on the steps we can take to protect our digital experience and promote a safer environment.  

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How do we protect ourselves in the digital environment?  

This day, which is celebrated on the second day of the second month of each year, reminds us that online security is everyone's responsibility: from individual users to companies and organizations operating in the digital world.   

In today's post, we show you some tips to protect the information we store in the digital environment: 

Awareness and Education

Education is the first line of defense in the fight against online threats. It is critical that everyone, from the very young to adults, is informed about potential risks on the internet and how to avoid them. This includes learning about data privacy, phishing, online grooming and other forms of cybercrime.  

Use Strong Passwords

Passwords are the first barrier of protection for our online accounts. It is important to use strong passwords that are difficult to guess and change them regularly. In addition, it is recommended to enable two-factor authentication, when an additional layer of security can be added.  

Privacy Protection

We should be aware of what information we share online and with whom we share it. Reviewing and adjusting the privacy settings on our social networks and online accounts can help limit the amount of personal information that is publicly available.  

Software Updates and Antivirus

Keeping our devices updated with the latest software versions and having reliable antivirus software installed can help protect against malware and other online threats. 

Safe searching

When surfing the Internet, it is important to be wary of links and attachments in emails or instant messages. Avoiding clicking on suspicious links or downloading files from untrusted sources can help prevent malware infections. 

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