The terms information security, cybersecurity and network security are nothing new. You might at least have a slight idea about what they mean, but don’t necessarily have a full grasp on the differences between them. One thing is for sure, though: they all secure business data. But does this mean that they are the same? Not quite. While all these security umbrellas protect information, each one serves a specific purpose. Not only are they instilled in security protocols and cultures, but they are all a part of overarching security practices and cloud computing. Above all, they are all crucial to the safety of your organization.
For years, password changes were not only encouraged but required throughout businesses. In fact, organizations have believed they aren’t secure without this protocol. However, evolution in security practices and cybercrimes have challenged the status quo of password security. It’s now more common for companies to question the integrity of frequent password updates. Why? Long story short, it’s actually not as secure as we thought. Here are three reasons to rethink them and what to do instead.
One of the key issues that businesses in all industries and sizes had to contend with in 2019 was cybersecurity. With businesses increasingly conducting their activities online, there has been an increase in public awareness of the need to maintain the privacy as well as security of any information transmitted across the internet. As we head into 2020, here are some of the top cybersecurity threats that businesses and individuals are expected to encounter as well as how best they can be neutralized.
Ransomware, malicious software that prohibits access to your computer system until a ransom is paid, is a common cyberthreat that affects thousands of companies each year. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, ransomware is expected to hit a new company every 14 seconds throughout 2020. This means that in 2020 we can potentially expect to see up to 6,000 attacks per day. Ransomware can infect your network in a variety of ways, including via malicious email attachments, infected USB ports, malvertising or downloading images. With its adaptability and rapid growth, organizations need to solidify their protection plans now for the new year. Here are five steps to secure your business and prepare for a ransomware attack in 2020.
Although a new year is upon us, the threat of cyberattacks against businesses continue to increase and show no sign of slowing down in 2020. Cybersecurity Ventures estimates that a new ransomware attack will take place every 14 seconds, and it’s not just ransomware to watch out for. Cyberattacks present themselves through various platforms like email, social media, online advertisements, even Microsoft Word.
Cybersecurity has been around for years. Companies everywhere have adapted to its solutions like cloud services to protect their businesses. It’s continuously evolving to keep up with today’s digital demands and its advancements have led organizations to believe that cybersecurity is solely technical. However, cybersecurity was created by humans to protect against malicious human behavior.
The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year for revenue boosts, however, it is also the most wonderful time of the year for hackers, credit card theft and company data breaches.
As businesses increasingly conduct transactions online, their confidential information is at constant risk of theft or corruption. Cybercriminals spend a lot of time and money looking for ways to access this information for a variety of reasons. Businesses that have their network successfully breached and their data accessed can suffer a number of adverse consequences such as financial loss, loss of customer confidence, and possible legal actions.
With the many, many different types of cyberattacks out there, it is easy to forget about or be unaware of the lesser known ways that your data could become compromised. Being unaware and uninformed about types attacks can leave you vulnerable to that exact attack. Researching the different types of network attacks has the potential to save your business from ransomware and other serious breaches.