Cybercriminals and other malicious actors are continuously on the lookout for ways to penetrate and compromise private business networks. They devote their time and resources looking for weaknesses within the network security system that can be exploited. Once found, these weaknesses are used to bypass the network security system in place and penetrate the network, thereby enabling the cybercriminals to steal private data as well as cause other forms of havoc. As businesses increasingly conduct their activities digitally, the risk of data breaches has grown exponentially. In 2019, there was a 54 percent increase in the number of successful data breaches compared to the preceding four years.
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 internet access and availability having increased significantly over the past few years, more people now conduct their transactions online. Knowing this, cybercriminals spend considerable amounts of time and money looking for ways to access private personal information or confidential business information for nefarious reasons. Of the many techniques used by cybercriminals to obtain private and confidential information, one of the most endemic is phishing.
If your business is concerned about cybersecurity and you haven’t heard about crypto-jacking, you’ll need to catch up quickly. You may have heard about ransomware, but crypto-jacking has now become the more popular technique for cyber-criminals to attack and profit off your business. In 2018, occurrences of crypto-jacking increased by 450%. According to a study, Youtube, the Los Angeles Times, and even Showtime have fallen victim to crypto-jacking. Here’s how crypto-jacking can harm your business and what you can do to stop it.
There has been a significant rise in the number of data breaches as well as other forms of cybercrime over the past several years as businesses increasingly conduct their transactions online. This jump has been more marked with the increase in popularity of cloud computing and cloud services. The cloud offers more access points for cyber criminals and other malicious actors to breach private networks. As such, businesses spend lots of time and money devising strategies to secure their network and protect their data.
Data security is a red hot topic and a top of mind concern for all businesses. Small businesses worry about lacking expertise needed to protect data. Just one cyber-attack can put them out of business. Large businesses that deal with millions of personally identifiable information (PII) risk bad publicity, litigation, and significant financial loss due to poor data security. Here are 5 (relatively) easy steps to make your data more secure.
Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in cyber attacks targeted towards hospitals and other allied businesses in the healthcare industry. This is because hospital databases typically contain a lot of personal patient information such as social security numbers, home addresses, and credit card information, among others, which are of immense value to cyber criminals. In 2018, there were over 500 reported instances of hospitals or ancillary healthcare facilities suffering from a data breach.
Topics: Vulnerability Protection
What is the Dark Web?
The dark web is a part of the internet that isn’t indexed by search engines, like Google or Bing. You can’t access the dark web by using a regular web browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Instead, the dark web is accessed via special software, like Tor, where users can maintain anonymity (there are no IP addresses) as they surf the dark web and make exchanges.
About 52% of businesses are failing to run thorough vulnerability assessments. This issue is made more troublesome because every business faces cyber-attacks these days. As attacks increase in prevalence and sophistication, cyber-attacks have become a matter of when, not if.
We’ve all receive spam and phishing emails. They’re aggravating, clog your inbox, and it takes time to delete them. As a business, spam email can trigger numerous issues, including malicious ransomware attacks. In fact, 91% of all malware is still deployed via email. Just one click from an unsuspecting employee can cause catastrophic data loss or thousands of dollars in damages.
Topics: Vulnerability Protection