The emergence and evolution of telecommunication technologies in recent decades has brought forth the highly interconnected world we live in. Most citizens, whether they are teenagers, workers or retired people, make intensive use of devices such as mobile phones, tablets or personal computers, whether for work or personal use. This situation has clear benefits, as it allows us to be more efficient and to access almost any type of information immediately, but it also presents significant risks for both citizens and companies.
A device that has been compromised becomes one of the preferred access routes to companies for cybercriminals, since the large number of devices that can potentially be used is compounded by the transfer of part of the responsibility for the attack to the user and the greater difficulty in identifying the true origin of the attack once it has taken place.
Viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, keyloggers, backdoor or ransomware are just some examples of malicious applications that can infect electronic devices if their users do not take a minimum of precautions, such as using security software endorsed by public expert reviews, or avoiding dubious websites when surfing the Internet and untrusted public WiFi networks. For all these reasons, it is essential to promote healthy and responsible habits among workers and citizens in general, i.e. good cyber hygiene practices.
Coordination: Piedad Brox and David Arroyo