Nearly 90% of small business owners falsely believe that they are immune from cyber-attack. The fact is, that over half of those same businesses will fall victim to a malicious ransomware, malware or intrusion, and it is not a question of if it could happen. Business owners must assume that a potential attack will happen at some point in the future, and act on that knowledge to defend their business networks, systems and data.
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.
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.
It’s been roughly six months since the Meltdown and Spectre exploits became public knowledge. A lot has changed since then with manufacturers and developers working tirelessly to release patches to mitigate the problems. Even with all the work, the exploits are still causing their fair share of issues. What’s been going on in the battle between developers and Meltdown and Spectre?
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.
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?
Mobile devices are becoming more routine in day-to-day business. This means you need to make employee mobile device security a priority. Advancements in telephone technology have made the phone more than just a way to transmit sound. Smartphones account for more and more web traffic every year, making them prime targets for cybercriminals and cyber attacks. To ensure your business is safe, it’s time to implement a mobile device security strategy today.
It can never be said enough that keeping your business safe from cyberattacks and outside threats is necessary in this business climate. Keeping up with all the latest threats can be difficult, and make sure your employees stay up-to-date can be even more problematic. Today we want to talk about a new tactic cybercriminals are using to gain access to your company’s vital information: invoice impersonation. With this information, you’ll be able to train your employees to spot attacks and act on them accordingly.