The Mental Health Aspect of Data Wellbeing
Cyber-attacks or data breaches are not usually associated with emotional trauma. However, such invasions of privacy and publicising of private information can cause mental health issues. Some mental health professionals see similar symptoms in data theft victims as those who suffer or witness physical trauma.
Protecting yourself from such emotional strains brings another dimension (and more urgency) to online security. More companies are offering apps and services that help users become proactive and ensure that data wellbeing is part of their overall digital life.
Enhance Your Data Wellbeing
Digital wellbeing focuses on managing technology's impact on your physical, mental, and emotional health. Due to the mental health consequences of cybercrime, taking steps to secure your personal data can be an important aspect of digital wellbeing.
How Can You Achieve a Secure Digital Life?
First of all, you can "lock your digital door" and secure sensitive information by using stronger passwords or a password manager. Options like two-factor authentication (2FA) requires you to provide a code at each login, making it impossible for someone to enter your accounts even if they steal a password.
You also need to ensure that security software is up to date on all your devices and that you do not give any personal information over unsecured or unofficial sites.
Another step is to avoid apps and sites that require providing personal data and forego those with confusing designs or interfaces that may cause you to inadvertently give away information to avoid cyber crimes such as identity theft and ransomware attacks.
Security and Digital Wellness in the Future
Personal data security will continue to be an issue. More than one million people are affected by cybercrime every day. As this trend of data theft continues, you can expect personal digital security to become a more publicised issue and practices like data cleansing (removing all information except what is functionally necessary) to become more common.
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