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We know that cyber criminals are looking for our personal data or other sensitive information we might have. However, in many cases we can avoid third parties accessing our information if we use the Internet properly.

The use of email is widespread, both for personal and professional use. We often manage sensitive information by email.

According to a study, 83% of the companies have experienced some kind of data vulnerability in the last year. 24% of these cases occurred due to human error, and therefore we highlight the importance of taking precautions when sending any kind of documents, and more so in case of sensitive information. In most cases, the error is due to a mistake when attaching a file or when selecting the wrong person as the recipient of the message.

The investigation concludes that remote work has increased this risk, since more emails are being sent during work days.

Knowing that standard safety measures of the email platforms are not always sufficient, it is recommended to establish our own routines. It is important to keep our computer and other hardware up to date, since malware takes advantage of the vulnerabilities due to missing updates. Also, especially when using the computer for work, antivirus software is recommended. Finally, as explained before, we must check what information we send and to whom.

At Grupo Telecable we like to remind you about these issues and to help you to have a safer digital life every day. Also, if you wish to sign up for internet, telephone or cable TV services, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help you, no obligation.