There are simple security measures that we all take that most of us would consider "no-brainers". We all know the basics, like locking your computer when you leave your desk, using caution around suspicious emails and never sharing your passwords with anyone. While we'd all say these small tasks are no-brainers, how many of us actually take these security measures seriously? Unfortunately, most people don't, including many businesses. While corporations should increase employee awareness by implementing cybersecurity cultures, back in 2019, 33.3% of employess claimed to never have received proper cybersecurity training in their jobs. With this flaw in business practices, it should come as no surprise that cybersecurity misconceptions still exist. Here are nine of them that should be left behind in 2020.
We’ve all done it – you’re in a coffee shop getting some work done and you connect to the unsecured network. Where’s the harm, right? Well did you know that cybercriminals have been taking advantage of those who absentmindedly connect to unsecured networks to facilitate a cyberattack? Fake Wi-Fi networks, also known as “hotspot honeypots,” are created by cybercriminals to attract victims and exploit their personal information. In a way, you could think of them like mouse traps or cyber bait. The "honey" is the sticky part that attracts the victims, while the "pots" are what the collected information goes into.
While concept of hijacking an unsecured network has been around for years, with continuous advancements in technology, fake networks can easily infect several employee and company devices, ultimately endangering your organization. Here are a few ways you can protect your business from a honeypot attack.
Due to increased public awareness about the importance of keeping online transactions and documents secure, cybercriminals have modified their network attack strategies. Technological advances over the past several years have enabled these cybercriminals to develop more innovative, as well as stealthy, ways to attack computer networks.
A new decade is here and, with it, new ways your business can be hit with a cyberattack. As hackers continue to evolve their methods for breaching business’ defenses, companies are demanding more cybersecurity innovation from vendors. With advancements on smartphones, tablets, voice assistants and social media among many others, businesses operate more efficiently; however, these advancements have also increased exposure to new forms of cyberattacks. Threats like ransomware, email phishing and malvertising are not new concepts, but they are progressively expanding their reach and taking advantage of gaps in security related to newly adopted technology and devices. Not only does this propel cloud security to the forefront of a business’s IT strategy, but it underscores the importance of staying up to date with cyberattack trends. Here are 4 trending cyberattacks and how to protect against them in 2020.
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.