According to Security Sell of Intelligence (SIR) Volume 22, published by Microsoft Asia Pacific, Indonesia entered into one of the countries that are often targeted by cyber criminals.
One in four computers in Indonesia and other developing countries such as Bangladesh and Cambodia are also reported to have been attacked by malware between January and March 2017.
In addition, malware attacks in Indonesia and these countries also doubled compared to the global average.
Noted, in the first half of 2017, most ransomware attacks are WannaCry and Petya. To that end, Microsoft Asia Pacific provides some tips to minimize the possibility of cyber crime.
Here are four things that can be done by individuals or organizations to minimize the risk of cyber threats.
1. Don’t Use Public Wi-Fi Sembaha
If you are accustomed to using public Wi-Fi for banking access, shopping online, or accessing an online account you should start avoiding it.
This is because public Wi-Fi can be a field for attackers to peek at digital communications, capture login details and passwords, and access personal data.
2. Diligent OS Update
Remember to always update the operating system and other software to ensure you have installed the latest security patches.
This is believed to reduce the risk of exploitation of vulnerability.
3. Change Password and Apply Authentication
Internet users should also be able to reduce the risk of credential compromise. One way, do not use keywords that are too simple and easy to guess.
In addition, users can also implement multi-factor authentication methods, such as one from Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
4. Access Control of Sensitive Data
Do not forget to enforce security policies that control access to sensitive data and restrict corporate network access to appropriate users, locations, devices and operating systems.
This policy can automatically block users without proper authorization or offer suggestions that include password reset and multi-factor authentication enforcement.