Why Prevention is Key: Stay Safe from Cyber Attacks with ProtectIQ

In today’s digital age, cyber security is a top concern for individuals and businesses alike. With the rise of cyber attacks targeting sensitive information and valuable data, it is crucial to stay one step ahead of potential threats. This is where ProtectIQ comes in. As a comprehensive network security solution, ProtectIQ offers advanced protection against cyber-attacks, ensuring the safety and security of your network.

In this blog post, we will discuss why prevention is key when it comes to staying safe from cyber attacks and how ProtectIQ can help you achieve this goal.

Identifying Potential Threats and How to Prevent Them

Everything from our web browsing to mobile and smart devices installed in our homes has the potential to leak our privacy and personal information. It’s important to do everything you can to protect your personal information! Your personally identifiable information (PII) can include your name, address, email address, telephone numbers, marital status, employment or education. All of this, whether lost in a data breach or stolen, can provide attackers with enough information to steal your identity.

Take a look at a few online potential threats and how you can prevent them…

Stolen passwords

Did you know that the average user has 26 password-protected accounts, but only five different passwords, and more than 85% of Americans don’t keep track of passwords–they only memorize them in their heads? This makes you susceptible to attacks so having a password management program, like ProtectIQ will keep your passwords protected.


Anyone who regularly browses the internet has seen some sort of pop-up about cookies. Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded and stored on your computer. So, is it safe to enable cookies? On one hand, cookies are an important tool on the internet that can give companies helpful insight into your online activity. However, many unprotected cookies can be manipulated and expose users to severe security incidents.

One of the most basic ways to protect yourself from cookie theft and webpage hijacking is by checking URLs. Safer websites use HTTPS to ensure all of your session use is encrypted with SSL/TSL. Most websites use HTTPS encryption, but it’s best to double-check. Normally, hackers love to steal passwords, but stealing cookies is just as good. By installing cookies with saved passwords into their web browsers, they can access your accounts with no login required. Your cookies can be used to easily compromise your social media accounts, email, etc.

Malicious Email

75% of cyberattacks start by opening an email. Malicious emails are designed to get information from a user, typically a password. Once an account is taken over, hackers can continue to try to access other accounts. Phishing is the most common tactic by hackers because it takes the least amount of effort and prays on the people who are not so cyber-aware. Their goal is to get you to share your sensitive information including passwords, account information, credit card information, etc.

In today’s digital landscape, it’s crucial to be aware of the potential threats that can compromise our personal information. Cybercriminals are constantly finding new ways to gain access to our sensitive data, whether it’s through phishing emails, malware, or social engineering tactics.

To prevent falling victim to these threats, it’s important to educate ourselves on the warning signs and take proactive measures to protect our information. Implementing strong passwords, keeping software up to date, and being cautious when clicking on suspicious links are just a few ways to stay one step ahead of potential threats.

ProtectIQ provides the necessary tools and resources to help identify and prevent these threats, ensuring the safety and security of your personal information.

Here’s how ProtectIQ can safeguard your network…

An Introduction to ProtectIQ Network Security

In today’s digital landscape, the need for robust network security has never been more critical. That’s where ProtectIQ comes in. This comprehensive network security solution offers advanced protection against cyber threats, ensuring the safety and security of your network. ProtectIQ combines cutting-edge technology and proactive measures to identify and mitigate potential risks, providing you with peace of mind. Whether you’re an individual or a business, protecting your network and valuable data should be a top priority.

ProtectIQ is a network-level security application that works quietly in the background and proactively keeps malicious websites, viruses, and intrusions away from homes 24×7. ProtectIQ leverages a large cloud database of known virus and ransomware threats and by looking for the specific signatures of these threats in real-time, it can prevent the transfer of data—before a malicious payload is delivered to any vulnerable devices in the network. As new threats emerge daily, the threat database is updated continuously to offer protection against the latest threats.​

With ProtectIQ in your home networks, you can keep your data and assets shielded from hostile activity over the internet. By offering ProtectIQ security, we protect the entire home or business network and provide our subscribers with an added layer of protection for all of their connected devices.