These questions have been and will be answered by thousands of online articles. The Internet is full of advice on how users can protect themselves against potential cyber threats. However, it appears that many regular users have not properly prioritising their security practices.
This understanding comes from a new research done by Google. The company has conducted a study to compare the best online safety practices of regular users to the ones of security experts. It shows that there is a big discrepancy in security practices.
For example, security experts have named software updates as the top online safety practice. In contrast, regular users don’t consider software updates a priority when it comes to online safety.
The top online safety practice named by non-experts is the use of anti-virus software. While experts acknowledge the benefits of using anti-viruses, they believe such software gives users a false sense of security.
Read and learn more here: Comparing how security experts and non-experts stay safe online