8A - Aarushi - Cyber Security and Cyber Crime of UAE
Aarushi Rachakonda | Blog Post- IDS Project
Before we get to the depths of the topic today, let a learn in brief of what is meant by cybercrime and cybersecurity, the buzz words of today, that to which will be on the country of United Arab Emirates (UAE) (we’ll get to that a bit later).
When we hear the word cybercrime, we get a negative vibe, meaning that it probably does not have a constructive impact. Well, yes that is true. Cybercrime, also known as a computer crime, is when a person or a group of people perform certain activities using a PC or any other device which create illegal ends like, committing fraud, trafficking in child pornography and intellectual property, stealing identities, violating privacy, etc. In other words, it is criminal based activity that targets or uses a computer to breach someone, hack into someone’s private accounts or to simply steal your personal information.
The word cybersecurity, unlike the word cybercrime, is a way in which we can make sure that cyber attacks like phishing, email spoofing, etc. are prevented, but in real terms, cybersecurity is an application that processes and controls to protect different devices which could be vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Its intentions are to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and protect devices against unauthorized corruption of networks, etc.
More About Cybercrime
In general, cybercrime is defined as either a crime involving computing against a digital target or a crime in which a computing system is used to commit criminal offenses.
As a broad category of crime, cybercrime includes such disparate sorts of activities as illegal access of data, use of computer communications to commit fraud, or the ransoming of systems via digital means.
Cybercrime may also be referred to as computer crime.
There are many types of cybercrime:
- Identity Theft
- Child Pornography
- Cyber Bullying
- Email and Website Spoofing
- Unauthorized System Access
- Social Network Fraud
Each of these types of cybercrime is related to malicious malware. They are all fake ids, fake websites and so on, but the list for the types of cybercrime is endless, though I have made you aware of a few of them.
Importance of Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is the most important part of staying and being safe on the internet as the etiquettes of social media and other platforms should be maintained as it shows your dignity and honesty, not only in real life but also on social platforms.
The importance of cybersecurity is that is protects and secures all categories of data from theft and damage, it also includes the sensitive data, personally identifiable information, protected health information, personal information, intellectual property, data, and governmental and industry information systems.
Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data from cyberthreats. A strong cybersecurity strategy can provide a good security posture against malicious attacks designed to access, alter, delete, destroy or extort an organization's or user's systems and sensitive data.
There are many ways in which you can make sure no one fissures your personal data:
- Two- step verification
- Install a firewall
- Strengthen your passwords
- Install anti- malware software
- A VPN is a great way to protect sensitive data
- Keep your software updated
- And so on and so forth
These are just a few ways to protect your devices, though if you are careful of what you click on and what you reply to, you are good to go.