It is very common to hear people phrases like “I don’t care” or “I have nothing to hide“. From my point of view, everyone has something important to protect, for me, the privacy of each person is something important to protect. Each person has their photos, their messages, their videos, documents… But there are people who downplay all that and when they install various applications on mobile devices and are given permission to access all that content.

As a technical specialist in cyber intelligence, the data of each person is around us without us noticing it (Internet, mobile phones, computers…). It is very important to protect our information because we will never know into whose hands it may fall and more importantly, what will happen later with that data, for what purpose it will be used.

As a technical specialist in cyber intelligence, the data of each person is around us without us noticing it (Internet, mobile phones, computers…). It is very important to protect our information because we will never know into whose hands it may fall and more importantly, what will happen later with that data, for what purpose it will be used.

For example, you take your computer to a technician to have it repaired. As much as you put a login user access password, anyone can have access to all your data in a very easy way. If on some occasion you have to take your computer to have it fixed, the best thing, to be calm, is to encrypt your hard drive, so that if the person who is going to repair your computer decides to do something illegal, he will not be able to access your data.

If the technician has to access your user account, carry out this repair with that person on site, because you will have to enter the password so that he has access to the computer to carry out some configuration. In the same way, the ideal would be that they give you a confidentiality contract, so that you are “sure” that your data will be protected and also specify what access permissions you will give to carry out the work on your computer so that the problem can be solved, just as Privacy.eus does.

I advise the same with external hard drives or pen drives, the best would be encryption, but what happens? Which is often cumbersome, “every time I use it, I have to enter the password“. Yes, that’s true, but if we want to protect our data fairly securely, we have no choice but to encrypt our devices. It is also advisable to do this in case one day our computers or external memories are lost or stolen, you will lose your device, but they will not have access to the data.

I always say the same phrase, “if you have nothing to hide, then leave your device unlocked for 5 minutes so I can see what you have”, the answer is always negative, then, yes, everyone. we have something to protect.