Whether we like it or not, we now live in a digital age, this means living by digital standards. This means businesses Large or Small have to protect what is rightfully theirs. Cyber Security is on the increase, the amount of attacks, viruses and malware has increased ten-fold and become more sophisticated. So what does this mean for your business? Every company has at least three different pieces of information that has to be protected, Intellectual Property, Financial and Customer/Client information and it is becoming an intimidating challenge, so what areas should we protect?
Your IT Systems are now the backbone of your business. As your business changes so should the technology that underpins it. No company can suffer downtime for any lengthy period of time. All your data has to be protected against ever increasing Cyber Attacks.
Staff are your greatest asset, heaviest cost and biggest headache. This means you rely heavily upon them to make the correct decisions. Technology alone cannot protect someone against opening and email a web page or downloading something they shouldn’t. Your staff have to be educated to ensure they know what is good and what isn’t.
So what kind of attacks can we expect?
With the explosion of new devises, such as Tablets and Smartphones as well as people using home computers for work and laptops in any location with a broadband connection, hackers have realised these are easy targets. These devices can then be used as a gateway into your business.
Hackers are now customising their attacks to evade traditional network based security devices. There are even off the shelf packages available to help them!
Social Network attacks
Another area is to attack the social network sites that most people now use, these include LinkedIn and Facebook. By finding out where you work, they can create phishing emails that spoof your email address and goes to a trusted colleague.
Once you understand how the attacks can happen you can do something to stop them.
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