Facebook has around 2.38 billion active users every month, 65% of which are on the platform on a daily basis and are sharing 4.75 billion pieces of content every day. That’s some statistics for you! Now let’s put it in context. How many of those 4.75 billion messages or photos do you think contain some form of malware? And how many of those 1.56 billion daily users do you think might have malicious intentions aimed at you or other Twitter users? We are all in danger everywhere – even in cyberspace – so we must be careful who we communicate with and how. To that end, we give you 4 steps to secure your Facebook account and protect yourself.
It’s no surprise that spending on security technology continues to soar. Nevertheless, data breaches and cyber attacks make headlines at an incredible rate, with no relief in sight. The Online Trust Alliance reported that attacks in 2017 came from a myriad of vectors, such as phishing and ransomware, and that the number of attacks doubled to nearly 160,000 incidents per year over 2016. What’s worse, estimates for the number of unreported attacks exceed 350,000 annually.
Employees conducting attacks on their own employees – known as insider threats – are becoming increasingly common and costly. According to a CA report, over 50% of organizations suffered an insider threat-based attack in the previous 12 months, while 25% say they are suffering attacks more frequently than in the previous year. 90% of those organizations claimed to feel vulnerable to insider threats.
In recent years, the most advanced hacking groups have been becoming bolder when conducting cyber attack campaigns, with the number of organizations targeted by the biggest campaigns rising by almost a third.
Every year, cybercrime gets worse. And it totally makes sense, because it is a lucrative line of work, so to speak. It’s estimated to be a $1.5 trillion industry, with some countries now basing their economy around cybercrime. As a result, cybercriminals’ activities are now facilitated by new technology that makes data breach attacks easier and more accessible. Therefore, the chances of your business suffering a cyber attack are getting bigger by the minute. Here is what you can expect in 2019.
If you own a company, no matter how small a company it may be, you are in constant danger of becoming a victim of a cyber attack. It is important to install effective cyber security measures, but in order to do that, you need to know which cyber security threats to prepare for. Here are the 8 most common ones.
Mobile security is – or at least should be – at the top of every company’s worry list these days – and for good reason: Nearly all employees now routinely access corporate data from smartphones and that means keeping sensitive info out of the wrong hands is an increasingly complicated business. Therefore, the stakes are higher than ever with the average cost of a corporate data breach being at nearly $4 million, according to a 2018 report by the Ponemon Institute. That’s 6.4% more than the estimated cost just one year earlier. However, while it’s easy to focus on the sensational subject of malware, the truth is that mobile malware infections are incredibly uncommon in the real world. And yet, we can expect mobile security threats to become more serious in 2019. Here is what we can expect.
The tech industry has had a big year in 2018 with several new technologies arising and claiming their spots on the stage – blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and neural networks. These technologies have infiltrated every sector, from public services to business creating new opportunities for innovation and disruption, but aren’t without risks. New technologies are always slightly ahead of the security designed to protect them. For example, blockchain has created thousands of new ideas and businesses, but it has come with a bevy of high-profile cyber attacks and vulnerabilities. Nevertheless, cyber security has continued its steady pace of innovation and new solutions emerge daily. Here are 6 trends you should adopt in 2019.
The cyber security landscape is wide and getting increasingly more complex with every year – even month. With big cyber attacks happening on a regular basis, it’s hard for businesses – big and small alike – to detect the attacks and keep their IT networks and data intact and unused against them and avoid devastating effects on the business.
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