Cyber attacks long ago stopped being the stuff of elaborate Sci-Fi movie plots so much so that they cannot even be called isolated events anymore. In 2018, cyber attacks are long-term campaigns by attackers who are honing their mad skills every single day and using a sophisticated combination of social engineering and technical skills to infiltrate your IT network and gain access to your confidential personal and business assets. (Read why your business needs cyber security in one of our other blog posts.) Moreover, as their prowess improves, the number of cyber attack prevention instruments decreases. One anti-malware program won’t protect you and your business from nefarious actions, no matter how good. Now you need an entire cyber security strategy in place.
An average computer user is constantly in danger of falling victim to malware attacks. Even more so with them evolving and getting sneakier in infecting computers, mobile devices and even entire IT systems. Therefore, with increased threat upon not only your personal, but also business data, you absolutely need to arm yourself with the knowledge of what to look for when suspecting your computer is infected by malware.
Do you know what malware is, how it works, and how to defend from it? Or do you just know you’ve heard somewhere of it, but aren’t exactly sure if it’s a disease or that new sort of candy everybody is talking about these days? Well, worry not, we are here to help you out by presenting 6 common misconceptions about malware – and giving you the rundown of why people are wrong in thinking the way they do. Take a look at our new infographic!
If you are an averagely modern person, you are probably using your computer on a daily basis, right? You are probably also using it in your business endeavors, no matter the size of your company, correct? If you are, then you are constantly at risk of getting your computer infected by malware and endangering not only its normal functioning, but also your own – both personal and professional. (To see the 7 devastating effects cyber attacks can have on your business, take a look at our infographic.) But how do you know when your computer is infected by malware and not just suffering technical issues? Stick with us to find out!
Malware – short from malicious software – is a constant threat nowadays to your personal and professional self. It attacks your computer or IT system with the intent to harm the target by corrupting your files, slowing down processes and ultimately crashing everything thus rendering you unable to use your device freely or at all. Not only that, but there are also types of malware that are meant to steal sensitive information about you, your business or both, and discredit you in front of clients or business partners – at best – or stopping all operational processes – at worst. (To see the 7 devastating effects cyber attacks can have on your business, take a look at our infographic.) If you are wondering what is what and how to protect yourself and your business against malware, stick with us!