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 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 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.
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.
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