Identifying the underlying causes for potential cyber security attacks can prove to be of crucial importance for defending a company IT network no matter how secure it is considered to be. By creating a defense line that focuses on the basics first and foremost will help not only treat the symptoms of a cyber attack, but prevent it from ever happening. Take a look at the infographic to see the 12 resident guilty parties when it comes to root cause exploits that can destroy your company’s cyber security. read more
Cyber security is a fast-paced field unlike any other. With 15 potential leaks in a company security network every day, anywhere between 5.000 and 7.000 new software threats emerging on a yearly basis and tens of millions of unique malware programs attacking IT networks a year, the job is only becoming harder and harder. Moreover, a simple misstep from the people responsible for maintaining the appropriate security levels could compromise company assets, hurt revenues, destroy company reputation and cost people jobs. That is precisely why it’s paramount to know how to fight back and which moves you should make.
The world of cyber security is hard to defend because of its very complex constitution. For the user, the multiplex nature of an IT network is its greatest advantage, but for the cyber security officer, it’s its greatest risk. With so many threat factors to pay attention to and prepare defense mechanisms for, detecting a cyber attack is quite challenging. Here are 5 things that make it hard to do.
With the number of cyber threats, as well as successfully performed attacks, rising on a daily basis, businesses, regardless of their size, need to be more vigilant, prepared and quick to respond. Actually, small businesses have more at stake here since suffering a cyber attack for the majority of them means closing their doors.
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.
Cyber security threats are on the rise, we all know that, right? But do you know what the greatest threat to your business is in terms of cyber security? Employees! It doesn’t matter if you are an international high tech company or a florist from Small Town, Canada – you need to educate your employees on what the dangers of your company’s presence in cyberspace are. Take a look at our new infographic for 10 tips on making your employees care about cyber security and protect the company in the process, as well.
Unless you’ve been living off the grid (even if you haven’t), you must have heard of viruses, ransomware and scareware, right? You know that they can ruin not only your online, but also offline resources, correct? Well, if that’s the case, then you have no excuse not to get protection from the devastating effects cyber threats can have on your business. We have broken down how different types of malware work and what is the best protection against each. Take a look at our new infographic!
With the number of cyber attacks constantly on the rise, it’s inevitable that companies have to invest more into defending themselves in cyberspace as well. However, this kind of investment, if made wisely, consistently and according to a specific plan can yield millions in resources saved and redirected where they are actually needed. Take look at our new infographic to see how to save time and money by your securing your small business against cyber threats.
It’s becoming more and more difficult to protect your company in the age of cyber threats. As network environments grow in size and complexity, so do the new attack options, all the while costing business owners billions of dollars in implementing successful security measures. To help you in that endeavour, we have come up with 5 cyber threats every security leader should prepare their organization for in 2018.