People often worry about the personal information they give out when using the internet, such as email addresses, names, postcodes and bank details.
It’s in the interests of all organisations running websites and apps to keep this information safe, and often there are laws and regulations to influence them.
But internet security isn’t just about organisations looking after your information. There are things we can all do as individuals to make our devices and online accounts more secure, too.
You can consider security online from four perspectives:
- Security of your computers and devices — stopping people using yours.
- Security of transmission — your data is kept secure as it travels to its destination.
- Security of access — no-one but you can get at your data
- Security of storage — your data is stored safely.
Alternatively, find out about Privacy.