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!
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!
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With all sorts of cyber threats aimed at small businesses with online presence, companies are constantly at risk. No matter how small your business is, if you own a florist shop or a bank. If you don’t keep it safe, you will endanger it. You owe it to your customers to keep their personal and sensitive information safe, as much as you owe it to your employees to keep your company’s reputation untarnished so that it may continue working. Take a look at our new infographic to see how you can protect your small business from cyber attacks in these 6 simple steps.
Power grids (much like the construction industry) more and more depend on the Internet to operate, which makes them increasingly vulnerable when it comes to cyber threats as well. If you think that you are starting to read the plot of some low-budget movie, you are mistaken. Not only are cyber threats aimed at power grids the reality of our time, but it wouldn’t actually take much for all of us to be left out of power when we least expect it because of some black-hat hacker and their dishonorable intentions.
When it comes to Industrial Control Systems operating within a customized network, one thing should be glaringly obvious – they are extremely difficult to secure. Their computing capabilities are just about enough for running their primary operating functions, but they cannot authenticate incoming messages, authorize users, log network traffic, support online updates, or use the OSI protocol stack. What is more, many use entirely proprietary, vendor-specific protocols.
Cyber attacks have become a daily occurrence, or worse yet, a daily threat for every business owner. The first step towards being safe is identifying threats, so we’ve compiled a list of ways cyber attacks can and will damage your company. So, let’s count them down!