We have all taken a hard hit in 2020 with businesses being forced to operate remotely and cybercriminals capitalizing on a global pandemic. With everything that organizations have endured, most of us are ready for a fresh start, however, with 2021 just around the corner, it’s safe to say that we don’t know what to expect. The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) will continue to introduce concerns for various industries and smaller businesses, while cyberattacks will remain a growing issue, with hackers finding more intelligent ways to infect companies everywhere. Attaining a fresh start means preparing your business now for whatever lies ahead. Here are five ways to protect your business in the new year.
Laptops are critical devices for anyone and any business. They are a nest of convenience for vital documents, files, means of communication and storage, and they’re also a haven for cybercriminals and outside threats. This is where NewCloud Security for Laptops can be beneficial. It’s a preventative cloud solution that protects your laptops from cyberthreats. It combines the power of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 24x7 Security Operation Center (SOC) expert monitoring. As you might already know, a SIEM agent uses data logs to look for suspicious activity within your network, analyze trends and mitigate threats.
Aside from smartphones, our laptops are the most frequently used devices and the most crucial to daily operations of our businesses. They are used to communicate, collaborate, store information and so much more, which makes securing them especially critical. Below we discuss a few reasons why your laptops need cybersecurity.
Laptop computers and other mobile devices are the most common tools used by workers to access business networks. Due to the increase in remote working over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the number of workers using laptop computers to do their jobs. However, of the various components that comprise a business network infrastructure, laptop computers are the most vulnerable in terms of network security. Knowing this, rather than attacking business networks directly, cybercriminals are increasingly turning to laptop theft and other techniques to compromise end-user devices. Once compromised, the devices are then used by the cybercriminals to gain entry into the business network to steal or corrupt confidential and proprietary information. On average, affected businesses lose about $3.6 million due to data breaches caused by malware-infected end-user devices. The impacted businesses may also incur additional legal consequences as well as the loss of customer trust confidence after a data breach.