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As we become more and more dependent on technology, it’s important that we take a proactive approach to digital security. Digital security involves a set of best practices and tools used to safeguard your personal information and online identity. It includes everything from password managers, parental controls and antivirus software to secure home Wi-Fi and secure cloud storage.

Just as we might make a point to lock our expensive car, store heirloom jewelry in a safe or put the title to our house in a safety deposit box, you should treat your electronic assets with the same respect. Digital security is a must for all businesses, organizations and individuals alike. It protects against phishing schemes, ransomware attacks, data breaches and financial loss. It helps prevent malware from stealing or corrupting your valuable data and keeps productivity up by preventing downtime caused by viruses and hacks.

The OECD has been working on digital security issues since the early 1990s, under the auspices of the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP). Our work in this area aims to develop and promote policies that strengthen the security of the digital economy without inhibiting its potential to support innovation and growth.

In the past, cybersecurity meant locking up hard drives and keeping physical copies of sensitive information in locked cabinets. Now, more and more of our most important information is stored digitally on computers, mobile devices and the Internet. This information is highly valued by criminals and malicious actors. It could be anything from state secrets and confidential employee records to customer data.