Posted by mehak on June 12th, 2019


The present scenario of digitalization and technology dependence has changed the way things go around us. Ranging from a small task like shopping for groceries, which was earlier done through vendors next door and malls, to big tasks related to national security; all go handy with the ever-developing and constantly upgraded technology.

The great accessibility and feasibility the present technology is offering under the umbrella of the internet has enhanced the way of doing work. Easy and remote access,speed and services all make the internet the big name what it is today.

With the increased dependency on internet and related technology another thing that has enhanced is the security risks over these platforms.

The bigger alarm that pops in is the threat of secrecy hindrance and security issues which arise over these digital screens. Hackers and crackers sitting behind white screens can steal, reveal and blackmail users for money and other resources and hence the concept of network security finds its way in this digital world.

Security Threats

Before we assess the techniques via which we can protect our system an important aspect that peeps in is what are the threats that are present in the network systems we use.

  • Viruses  are the system softwares which replicate in your system and reduce its functionality

  • Trojan horses are the application softwares which harm the system

  • Ransomware is a laptop blocking software that claims huge amount of money in return for relieving the screen. It blocks the laptop screen and until and unless the money is paid the laptop can’t be used , its’ screen gets blocked

  • Hackers are the people who try to invade into and deteriorate any website by using its loopholes

  • botnets , cryptojacking, DDoS, etc and the list goes on.

With these attacks getting viral and upgraded each day, a high need for network security comes into play.

Network security ranges from protection at personal level via various tools to global ethical regulations that govern cyber security at international levels. Now there are various special tricks and techniques via which we can protect our account, website, etc from these cyber attacks.

Techniques, Tips and Hacks to attain a secured browsing

  • Antivirus is a tool that can be downloaded and purchased to protect our system from malicious activities.

  • Firewall is network protection technique that connects internal network to internet and governs and protects it

  • Setting a strong password is the easiest and local technique to provide protection from unauthorized access. This can be done via using special characters along with regular alphabets or by using the initials of any line or adage that can’t be easily cracked

  • Intrusion detection systems are another major tracking techniques to get hack of any malicious activity and report it to prevent any further destruction

  • Virtual Private Networks(VPNs) are used to attain security via encryption and provide protection over internet.

A lot more aids like antimalware software, email security application, data loss prevention, network segmentation etc can be incorporated to attain network security.


In this digitalized world where the majority work runs over the internet it is near impossible to avoid the security threats. Strict cyber regulations are a way to check the malicious activities but a lot needs to be done at the personal level.

User awareness and use of handy tools known to control such activities can be a major boon. Summing up it is we who are primarily responsible for our own activities and security and thus using these simple tricks we can maintain a safer network environment for ourselves.

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