Nowadays, practically a day doesn’t go by that we haven’t been reluctantly informed of another breach in data security. Sensitive information belonging to millions of users is constantly at risk and it seems like even the big players like Facebook and Google (and by extension, the little guys) haven’t been able to keep security on a satisfactory level. In turn, we – the users – have been informed of said security breaches after quite some time has passed and kindly asked to change our login information. Which begs the question, is it so difficult to detect a cyber attack? And why exactly?
Not only have women been in the cyber security field for a century now – many of them playing a crucial role in laying the groundwork for the infrastructure and industry itself – but they also bring versatile high-level knowledge to the table just by entering the industry. Even though they are often stepped over when it comes to giving credit, there are quite a few women who were ahead of their time and whose influence we can sense even today. Let’s see who they are!
Cyber security is becoming an increasingly important topic for businesses everywhere. With cyber attacks happening on a daily basis, it is of the utmost importance to be on constant alert and have a comprehensive cyber security strategy in place. In other words – a unified approach to keeping the company assets safe in cyberspace. But how do women fit into the industry? We give you 3 reasons cyber security needs women.
Cyber security is not a growing concern, but a constant one if you care about preserving your business in cyberspace. Cyber attacks cannot be considered isolated events anymore – they are now long-term campaigns by attackers who are honing their skills and using a sophisticated combination of social engineering and technical skills to infiltrate your IT network. Not only that, cyber thievery has been made into an entire industry with its own economy which is why cyber security cannot be planned and executed in isolation from other processes in the company. To protect your business, you need to have a detailed and elaborate cyber security strategy – one that is covering all the bases: all the vulnerabilities, all the types of attacks and all the relevant defence measures. You can read more about who needs a cyber security strategy and why in one of our previous blog posts, but for now let’s see what is driving the cyber security economy and making doing business difficult for you.
Making the headlines more and more often, cyber attacks have become part of our everyday existence. Equifax, Verizon, Shadow Brokers, WannaCry, NotPetya, Locky, Bad Rabbit – they are no longer funny names for scary new cyber threats no one knows quite enough about, but cautionary tales about companies failing to monitor and protect their networks as well as users neglecting basic security hygiene.
But first, how to know your company is in grave danger out there?
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!