Cyber crime reached unprecedented levels in 2017! The year saw several key digital security events that included data breaches, ransomware attacks and various other digital criminal activities that increased nearly 28% from 2016, and ultimately cost an annualized average of $11.7M.
Regardless of the policies your company sets, your employees are going to have their mobile devices on them; and, depending on their circumstances, they may be tempted to use them to further their work processes. While this may have been cause for concern at one point, there are now methods, collectively known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), that allow you to leverage these tendencies.
Mobile devices have become an integral part of doing business. With the increase of mobile devices in the workplace comes risk in the form of mobile cyber crime. Attacks toward mobile devices have been increasing, and the numbers will continue to rise. Ignoring the threats could leave your organization vulnerable. Let’s take a bigger look at mobile cyber crime and what you can do to protect your business.
Phishing emails feel like a new cybersecurity phenomenon, but they’ve been around for a while. We all remember the old Nigerian prince email scam. It’s become a punchline but, as The Washington Post has discovered, these scams are stealing billions of dollars from U.S. citizens. Though tactics have changed, and cybercriminals have become more sophisticated, the philosophy behind a phishing attack is still the same. Lure someone into handing over confidential information.
We can’t say enough how vital network security is to your business. The number of threats increases every day. The longer your network sits unprotected, the higher the chances are you’ll get hit. That changes today. Keeping your network secure is a lot easier than you might imagine. Take a look at a few of the essential security solutions you can make for your organization.
Privacy and information security have always been on the front of everyone’s mind. In the past, military leaders would send coded messages through battlefields using cryptography. Today, we share private information, including financial and healthcare information, online. The more we share, the greater the chance of our private information falling into the hands of criminals. Computers today take the same techniques of cryptography for encryption. Learn how encryption is keeping your information secure.
Manually installing software patches and updates is a time-consuming process. With only so many hours in the workday, technicians have to sacrifice time they would spend on more important IT tasks. In many cases, automation can take these routine tasks off the hands of your techs. With more time available to them, technicians can focus on improving infrastructure and handling more complex issues they weren’t able to deal with before.
There’s no easy way to talk about terrorism. It’s an unfortunate truth that it has become a new normal around the world with more people being affected by it daily. Terrorism of any kind is an act committed by an individual or group with the purpose of intimidating others. Cyberterrorism has the same goal by administering attacks against computer networks and infrastructure. In this post, we are going to look at cyberterrorism, and what makes it stand apart from other forms of cyber crime.
Email is ubiquitous. For a lot of us, it’s the first thing we look at when we wake up and the last thing we check before we go to bed. When something is this common and this important to business, it’s bound to be used for malicious purposes. There are, on average, 269 billion emails sent daily. This number alone is the reason why email is the preferred method for cybercriminals to spread ransomware and other pieces of malware. The odds of someone accidentally clicking a link or downloaded an infected attachment are high when you can send out hundreds or thousands at a time. With this being the case, how can you better educate yourself in identifying the legitimacy of the emails you receive every day?
When securing your company’s computing infrastructure, one of the most useful ways to manage it is with access control. Not only is it the best way to protect valuable information, but it also helps limit the number of people who have access to specific pieces of data. The few people that have access to sensitive information, the less chance there is that it can be stolen or leaked. There are more ways than ever before to implement access control in your organization. Let’s go over a few things to consider regarding access control, along with some innovative methods it can be applied in for your business’ security.