Cybercriminals have so many ways to penetrate and get ahold of your network. No one wants to endure an expensive, messy, and disruptive cybersecurity disaster. Unfortunately, current trends indicate that the chance of a company being targeted by a cyberattack is growing quickly. Cyberthreats are dressed-up in many ways you can't imagine, therefore, an effective Cybersecurity Awareness Program must be deploy.
Here are the most common Cyberthreats and the ways to defeat them:
1. CREDENTIAL ATTACK:
TARGET: Email and systems access gateways.
DEFEAT IT: A few simple precautions can help companies avoid these attacks. Requiring MULTIFACTOR AUTHENTICATION as a second code for access to systems and data means that even if cybercriminals do happen to acquire a password that works, they will need a second code to get in, neutralizing the threat.
2. BUSINESS EMAIL COMPROMISE / PHISHING ATTACK
TARGET: Employees with valuable accounts
DEFEAT IT: Take phishing, blend it with disguises, and add the patience to play a long con, and you’ve created a Business Email Compromise attack. Phishing simulation campaign and online security awareness training should be implemented for all the employees to know what phishing looks like and how to handle them.
3. PASSWORD COMPROMISE / HACKING & THEFT
TARGET: Employees with administrative tasks
DEFEAT IT: Take phishing, blend it with disguises, and add the patience to play along and you’ve created a Business Email Compromise attack. Phishing simulation and online security awareness training should be implemented for all the employees to know what phishing looks like and how to handle them.
TARGET: ALL TYPES OF BUSINESSES / ORGANIZATION
DEFEAT IT: This type of cyberthreats is the most ambitious of all. This threat grabs ahold of a business through phishing to install malware that steals data and locks up systems. Phishing resistance training that includes engaging videos and online testing makes every user more cautious about email threats.
5. INSIDER THREATS
TARGET: Business systems
DEFEAT IT: The number one cause of cybersecurity disasters is human beings. The combined power of multifactor authentication, single sign-on, easy remote management, and individual user gives IT teams the tools that they need to mitigate most staffer hijinks.
Paul Jackson, CEO, have witnessed businesses went down due to cyberattacks and this is the very reason why we have strengthen our Cybersecurity Awareness Program and our Cybersecurity Services.
Security awareness training isn’t an exciting solution to cybersecurity problems. It doesn’t thrill you with innovation or wow you with next-level technology. But do you know what it does do? IT WORKS.
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