Categories: Security

Quiz Of The Week: Cybersecurity In 2016

Cybersecurity is ubiquitous. It affects mostly every single aspect of daily life, whether you’re a consumer or work in the enterprise. From social media, to shopping, to just browsing the web, the array of threats gets bigger as companies struggle to keep up with the ever-evolving threats.

Just last night, for instance, I received an email purporting to be from Amazon.com. “As part of our routine monitoring, we discovered a list of email address and password sets posted online,” it told me.

“We believe your email address and password set was on that list. So we have taken the precaution of resetting your Amazon password.”

Security quiz

Okay, thanks Amazon. But how do I know you’re really Amazon? Why was my password leaked? Why are you emailing me on this account use another email address for my Amazon account…I don’t even know how you got this email address!

The questions could go on.

Keeping up to date with the security landscape is just as important today as going for your annual checkup at the doctors. Okay, maybe not that important, but with millions of pounds at risk and entire livelihoods hanging in the balance, ready to be tipped over at the next major password leak…why take the risk?

While our quiz isn’t exactly up to PhD level, we can promise you it’ll be fun and you might learn something on the way, so get cracking below!

Try our Cybersecurity 2016 quiz!

Ben Sullivan

Ben covers web and technology giants such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft and their impact on the cloud computing industry, whilst also writing about data centre players and their increasing importance in Europe. He also covers future technologies such as drones, aerospace, science, and the effect of technology on the environment.

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