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We Are All Beekeepers; Cybersecurity Lessons for Everyone Inspired by “The Beekeeper” | by Naomi Emma-Ekwealor | Feb, 2024 | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware


Lessons To Be learnt.

1. Duty to protect: In the words of Adam Clay,

“I’m a Beekeeper. I protect the hive. Sometimes I use fire to smoke out hornets,”

reminds me of my role in society. Beekeepers are similar to us, cybersecurity experts, in that our work is to help safeguard humans and data from attackers. Thus, it is our responsibility to raise cyber awareness among people of all ages and organizations and protect them from harm.

2. Social Engineering: As shown in the film, the cyber syndicate United Data Group manipulates its victims into downloading malicious programmes and providing their information (password) by appealing to their emotions and sense ofduty. This tactic, known as social engineering, is commonly used by cybercriminals to gain access to sensitive information or systems. Be wary of anyone who tries to pressure you into doing something you wouldn’t normally do,especially online.

3. Avoid sharing your password or personal details: The cyber criminals were able to access Mrs.Parker’s system after she shared her password with them. Always use strong,unique passwords for different accounts and avoid sharing your password.

4. Data Privacy: The film explores the idea of organizations collecting data from their users without the users knowing it’s been collected. It’s critical to understand what data is being collected about you online and to be selective about what information you share online.

Tips to Stay Safe Online

1. Avoid clicking any links.

2. Never install or update software from an unconfirmed source.

3. Never disclose your personal information or password over the phone or email, as no organization or bank will request it in that manner.

4. If you suspect any fraudulent conduct, always report it to the appropriate authorities.

5. Examine your privacy settings and read your privacy policies to understand what data you share to organizations.

6. Pay it forward by teaching yourself and others about internet scams.

I hope this helped.At the end of the day, we are all beekeepers.

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