Fortifying Our Digital Realm: 5 Essential Tools for Cybersecurity

Fortifying Our Digital Realm: 5 Essential Tools for Cybersecurity

With people and companies being more reliant on digital products and services for their everyday lives, it has become more important now then ever to ensure digital security. In recent times, 2023 AT&T breach exposed approximately 9 million customers’ personal details. Digital security ensures the confidentiality, credibility, integrity, and availability of any kind of data or information online. In the age of constant connectivity, how can we collectively fortify our digital future against escalating cyber threats?

While there are cyber security laws and digital acts maintained all over the world to ensure digital security of individuals and institutions, it is important to know some basic tools to keep ourselves covered. 74 percent of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error. So, if we just follow simple rules and use basic tools, we can avoid such errors from our end. Here are 5 such tools you would want to know about-

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1. FakeCatcher

With AI generated content being circulated every minute, FakeCatcher is a real-time deepfake detector which helps users to do their fact check, introduced by Intel. This technology returns results in milliseconds and has a 96% accuracy rate when detecting suspicious videos. It helps users to identify any kinds of deepfake content.

2. John the Ripper

To save our accounts from being compromised, it is important to have a strong password. John the Ripper is an online tool used for testing the password strength. This tool accesses and identifies weak passwords that might pose security threats to an organization’s protected system.

3. KeePass

With so many platforms booming in the digital world, it is becoming difficult to keep track of passwords. KeePass allows users to use a master password to access all their accounts. It combines security and convenience, which gives it an edge over the other Cyber Security tools for identity management.

4. Have I Been Pwned

Have I Been Pwned is a website where one can enter their email address to check if it has been revealed in a data breach. Just by entering the email address in the search box, one can check in Have I Been Pwned’s database which is filled with billions of usernames, passwords, email addresses and other information that hackers have stolen and published online.

5. Snort

Snort is another open-source digital tool used for detecting and stopping attempted intrusions on computer networks. This is an intrusion prevention tool, which can perform real-time analysis of network traffic to help ensure digital security.

These basic tools can help to make everyday use of the internet easy and more reliable. While we heavily depend on the internet to get our basic things done, it is also important that we secure our digital presence. Because security is a priority for all, whether it is in the real world or virtual, security should never be compromised.

Blog by Shreya Ghimire,
Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan Institute

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