The Threats Your Company Should Be On The Look-Out For

Does the thought of a security breach or infrastructure attack keep you awake at night? Well, you’re not alone.

Does the thought of a security breach or infrastructure attack keep you awake at night? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, most leaders (76%) are losing sleep over the prospect of becoming the next headline-grabbing security breach (ForcePoint C-Suite Report).

But what exactly are the threats we need to be on the look-out for? With so many recent attacks, its hard to keep pace with the latest security trends. To help, we have defined some of the top security threats you need to know about.

  1. Mobile Phishing attacks | Phishing scams were one of the original cyber threats and its unlikely they will ever stop posing a risk. Phishing scams take the form of emails that appear to come from reputable companies to trick users in to sharing personal information.
    Often, they are crude attempts, targeted at thousands of potential victims. However, some are specifically crafted to high value targets, with the goal of getting them to part with very valuable information.
  1. Remote worker endpoint security | Remote workers often work without any network perimeter security, making them particularly susceptible to cyber threats. This, coupled with the fact that mobile devices can often conceal signs of potential phishing attacks, make remote workers particularly vulnerable.

  2. Cloud Jacking | The massive amount of data stored in the cloud makes it a top target for hackers. Cloud jacking targets a company’s cloud platform by tricking a user into clicking a link that seemingly takes them one place but instead routes them to the attacker’s chosen destination most often for malicious purposes. These attacks can be carried out to eavesdrop, take control of and even modify sensitive files and data stored in the cloud.

  3. Advanced ransomware attacks | Ransomware continues to be a growing threat. In fact, it’s one of the top five largest threats affecting businesses and organizations today. Ransomware manifests by encrypting user data on affected systems and all related devices and databases. Doing so puts a halt on all digital operations and locks users out. To release the data safely, victims of ransomware must pay whatever the attackers’ demand. The costs can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands and are typically payable to cybercriminals in crypto currency.

  4. Insider Threats | Insider threats are one of the main security risks facing Companies today. As per the 2020 Cost of Insider Threats Global Report, the overall cost of insider threats is rapidly rising. They’re dangerous for a number of reasons, including because of how much they vary: from rogue employees bent on personal gain or professional revenge to careless staffers without proper cybersecurity training, insider threats can come from almost anyone, making them a prime concern for businesses. 

We want you to be free from data breaches. Contact us to assess your security risk and to help you put a security plan in place.  

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