Between 2016 and 2017, data thefts grew by 88%, this data points out that cybercrime increasingly becomes a threat to companies and people. The security of devices such as computers is essential to avoid occurrences of this nature. Some companies and individuals have already been victims of security breaches that have caused major inconvenience. In the distant year of 2008, Petrobras was a victim of theft of data related to a rig that worked in the Santos basin. The information was captured through the theft of four notebooks and two hard drives.
Last year, an American government official had her computer stolen from her car, and the theft caused a lot of concern for US officials. The machine contained data about the Trump Tower (one of President Donald Trump's ventures) and information about the investigation carried out on former candidate Hillary Clinton, who was accused of using a private server to exchange government e-mails, something that is prohibited .
Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) must first possess a degree in computer science, information Technology or related areas.
These two cases demonstrate the importance of device security. In both cases, it is clear that the adoption of security tools on devices is essential to prevent political, strategic and confidential information from becoming the target of cyber crimes. It is also important to note that, despite the examples cited are the result of oversights or targets of great importance, most attacks are aimed at small and medium-sized companies.