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.
One of the most important things to do when experiencing a cyber attack is to detect and respond to it as soon as possible so as not to allow the attacker too much time inside your IT network. The less time they spend rummaging around and endangering the structure and all the data stored, the less damage to the company’s finances and reputation will be inflicted. Here is how to respond to cyber attacks quickly with SPEED!
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.
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?
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!