Reality: The technical infrastructure that’s so deeply embedded into our lives (hardware + software) has become so complicated that it’s impossible to avoid errors and security holes. Security is not a default, as much as we’d like it to be.
Expectation no. 2: Only software and hardware makers are responsible for cyber security.
Reality: As much as technology makers try to secure the products they sell, they can’t possibly cover all the angles that cybercriminals might use. Also, they can’t plan ahead for every conflict and particular situation that their product may be used in. What’s more, they have no control over the human interactions that can be leveraged to be used for compromising the products or the data they protect.
As a result, we, as users, need to understand that we are also responsible for our digital security. This is a process that we’re all involved in. The more effort we put into protecting ourselves, our data and devices, the safer we make the Internet and IT infrastructure as a whole.
Expectation no. 3: I want only one security product to handle all my online safety needs.
Reality: The complexity of cyber threats is just too big for a single product to handle, no matter how well engineered. As a result, using multiple layers of security has become crucial and need-to-have.
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