Protect your computer from the internet or malicious actors by utilizing a multi-layered approach to security. First, secure your network by protecting the data transmitted to and from your device to the web. Second, secure your storage locations in the cloud, on your online accounts, or on a physical hard drive. Third, secure the files stored on your local drive. Considering using a virtual private network (VPN), a firewall, HTTPS, anti-malware software, end-to-end encryption, and data backup solutions.