Cyber warfare is in the news. It is almost an everyday revelation.
We hear about forces using technology to penetrate organizations’ systems for the purpose of manipulating and feigning superiority.
I cannot help but ponder about what the average person can do to protect personal data and prevent an enemy intrusion.
Cyber attacks are not new. They have been happening for some years. War is war and nobody likes war unless they love power and love to ruin lives.
Cyber warfare is a virtual manipulative process used by the enemy to intrude [interrupt, encroach, interfere].
Cyber war is real because without adequate protection, systems can be brought down that affect every area of our lives. A virtual enemy intrusion or threat of intrusion should not be handled with complacency because the consequences can be very costly to the human race, economically and emotionally.
What Can We Do Differently to Fight or Prevent Cyber Attacks?
I have decided to compare cyber warfare attack and prevention with spiritual warfare.
Please note that this is not a replacement for data security, privacy and protection strategies that must be applied by institutions. It is a different insight to encourage constant alertness.
How does cyber warfare even connect with spiritual warfare?
Cyber warfare is similar to spiritual warfare. Give the enemy an inch, he will definitely take more than a mile and may just set up camp in your bedroom! We cannot be complacent in these times.
- The enemy is known yet unknown.
- There is always a threat.
- It is easier to carry out the attack with an inside job.
- You must be ready in and out of season.
- It can happen anytime and most likely when you least expect it.
3 Steps to Combat Enemy Intrusion
1. Attack is the best form of defense.
That’s what they do in football [well, I mean soccer]. You do not wait for the opponent to attack you. It is not uncanny for forces behind hacks to carry out a preemptive strike. This infers superiority with a forewarning to others.
Then, what should one do?
- Prepare yourself for the possibility of an attack.
- Set your defenders in assigned places and on high alert.
- Take necessary steps to ensure that your defenders are rock solid and trustworthy.
2. Operate with the mentality that there is always a threat.
In spiritual warfare, believers operate with the belief that there is always a threat from the enemy, the adversary of our souls. He is always roaming around like a roaring lion looking for whom to devour. This is why we must be prepared at all times.
3. Know your inside sources.
Who is in your household and trading secret codes? In Christianity, believers are taught about household wickedness. That is, “a member of your household is your enemy.”
Does that mean that everyone should walk around suspicious of people? No. It means you cannot trust everybody because even the one in your house can plan to destroy you!
Therefore, just as believers are ready to engage in spiritual warfare and operate with the mentality that we are at war everyday, institutions should arise and operate with the mentality that cyber warfare is daily too and it could get worse if we are not prepared.
Strategy Tip: Do you know who has access to sensitive information?
Just like spiritual warfare, it is easier for evil to take place with inside information. Before an enemy intrusion or invasion occurs, an opening is sought – a green light or an inside source so that he can proceed with the operation.
Question: Which other out-of-the-norm suggestions do you have about engaging in cyber warfare?
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Belinda Enoma is a renowned international speaker, Cyber Privacy and Security Consultant focusing on US-EU laws. She is a digital influencer, business builder, author, ordained pastor, host of iEmancipateMe Global Conferences and mentor to women who desire to impact their generation. For bookings, click here