Have you ever been rescued from a dangerous situation or saved from injury? Those who come to our aid are called heroes. Some heroes happen to be in the right place at the right time, but some volunteered themselves as first responders to a person who needed help. Some superheroes are real people who inspire us with their actions. Other heroes are fictional, like those in comic books and movies.

Each year, April 28th is National Superhero Day honouring all our favourite real and fictional heroes. Superheroes such as Batman, Iron Man, and Superman are popular figures in children's entertainment. They fight evil and protect the innocent while serving as role models for children worldwide. 

Happy superhero day

Happy superhero day!

Today, we celebrate not only the traditional muscle-bound superheroes, but also those who use their brains to fight against evil and protect our world. Superheroes who use technology are just as important in the world of superheroes. They are the ones who have developed gadgets, high-tech suits, and even cybernetic enhancements to help save the day.  

From Donatello, the tech-savvy ninja turtle, to Iron Man, the genius inventor with a high-tech suit, these heroes have proven that technology can be just as powerful as physical strength; they show us that anyone can be a hero, even if you don't have superpowers. 

One of the most iconic examples of a superhero who uses technology is Batman and his team, "The Bat Squad". With gadgets like the Batmobile, grappling hooks, and smoke bombs, they are able to take down even the most dangerous criminals. And who could forget Inspector Gadget, the lovable cyborg detective who always has the perfect tool for the job? 

But it's not just fictional characters who use technology to save the day. In real life, we see the incredible ways technology can be used to help people. Search and rescue drones, for example, are now being used to find missing hikers and aid in disaster relief efforts. Even the medical field has seen incredible advancements with the use of technology, such as 3D printing and robotic surgery. 

Overt’s favourite high-tech superheros

Infographic of Overt Software's favourite high-tech superheros
Infographic of Overt Software's favourite high-tech superheros

Would you like to be a hero? 

So, whether you're a superhero fan or not, we can all appreciate the importance of heroes, both real and fictional. They inspire us to be better and to help others. And on National Superhero Day, we celebrate all the incredible things these heroes do to make the world a better place. But we can also become our own heroes by taking steps to protect ourselves and others.  

Our real-life heroes are just like us. We may not wear capes or have superpowers, but we can also be superheroes. Cybersecurity is vital for all organisations. Using suitable software and hardware security is essential to prevent cybersecurity violations. Technical security measures are only one component of an adequate cybersecurity "shield". An organisation must also implement and maintain an effective "human firewall".  

A human firewall is a collection of practices policies and process’ that members of an organisation follow to maintain security., by adhering to these practices we can all become superheroes in our own right! 

We have outlined 12 non-technical tips to help you make up a robust human firewall. By following the steps outlined for maintaining a strong human firewall, you will protect yourself, your co-workers, and your organisation.  

Become a human firewall

Remember, anyone can be a hero! You don't need to have super strength or superpowers to make a difference. By using technology to help others, you can become your own hero. Perhaps you can become a "human firewall" by protecting people's online identities and data from cyberattacks. 

If you want to learn more about how you can use technology to make a difference, be sure to check out Overt's blog. And don't forget to celebrate all the amazing superheroes out there, both real and fictional, who use technology to make our world a better place.  

Happy Superhero Day! 


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