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Think about your most prized physical possessions: You might lock a car in a garage, put heirloom jewelry in a safe, or store the title to your home in a safety deposit box. These safeguards protect your belongings from damage or theft, so you can enjoy them for generations to come. Your digital assets deserve the same protection. Without thoughtful digital security, the information you share on social media or log in to your online banking portal may quietly invite identity theft, leaving you vulnerable.

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Digital security is a broad term that includes the many ways you can safeguard your devices’ internet accounts, so hackers can’t break in and steal your data or cause other issues. This can include things like firewalls, password protection software, antivirus programs and more.

Privacy is an important aspect of digital security, as it requires that your information is only available to a fixed number of people or organizations. This can be achieved through things like password encryption, fingerprint scanning, cloud storage, and more.

Availability is the last pillar of digital security, and it involves making sure your device or data is available when needed. This can be achieved through regular maintenance of hardware, timely software repairs and updates, and more. It’s also a good idea to have backup data stored offline in case of a disaster.

As technology evolves and remote work continues to grow, digital security will continue to play an important role in our lives. The OECD is committed to facilitating international co-operation in this area, and developing policy analysis and recommendations that strengthen trust without inhibiting the potential of ICTs for innovation, productivity and growth.