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The HKCNSA proposed key measures to protect cybersecurity

With the continuous development of Internet technology, modern businesses are facing increasingly severe cybersecurity threats. Cyber-attacks and cybercrimes have become more complex, making the security of corporate data a critical issue for entrepreneurs. In order to effectively address the growing cybersecurity crisis, the Hong Kong China Network Security Association (HKCNSA) suggests businesses to attach great importance to cybersecurity issues and propose a series of effective measures to help strengthen defenses against cyber-attacks and ensure the security of corporate data and stable business operations.

The threats of cybersecurity crisis are increasing, with various forms such as phishing attacks, malware attacks, ransomware attacks, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Phishing attacks lure entrepreneurs into disclosing sensitive information such as passwords or credit card numbers through fake emails or links. Malware attacks disrupt or lock computer systems, rendering them inoperable. Ransomware attacks involve malicious software that locks computers and demands a ransom to unlock them. DDoS attacks overload website traffic, making it inaccessible to users.

To effectively address cybersecurity threats, the HKCNSA proposes a series of practical measures for businesses. By implementing the following measures, businesses can enhance their cybersecurity defense capabilities, ensuring data security and stable business operations:

1. Use strong passwords and multi-factor authentication: Strengthen password security by using passwords with at least 12 characters, including a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Additionally, multi-factor authentication can require users to provide a verification code generated on their mobile devices when logging into their accounts, effectively preventing hackers from stealing or cracking passwords.

2. Keep software up-to-date: Install security patches promptly to prevent known vulnerabilities from being exploited and ensure the security and stability of computer systems

3. Exercise caution when clicking on content: Avoid clicking on links from untrusted sources to prevent the spread of malware or malicious software. Exercise caution when dealing with links in emails and social media posts, ensuring they originate from trusted sources.

4. Be aware of social engineering scams: Enhance employee awareness and training on social engineering scams to prevent the disclosure of sensitive information or engagement in actions that could compromise security.

5. Regularly backup data: Regular data backups are an important measure to prevent data loss or damage. Timely data backups can help businesses quickly recover their data and minimize losses.

In the future, the HKCNSA will continue to promote the development of cybersecurity field and provide more practical cybersecurity measures and recommendations to help businesses better protect their data security. We also urge businesses to prioritize cybersecurity issues, strengthen internal management, establish robust security systems, and improve employee security awareness and competence, collectively creating a favorable cybersecurity environment.


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