IT Cyber Security Threats
We are vulnerable because of our habits. The information we disclose about ourselves, the urge to click links, and things we’re curious about. Our security can only be enhanced by newly discovered knowledge of what to do and not to do.
Would you know if a hacker is on your home or business network?
Most organizations recognize way too late they have been compromised. Most of the time, hacked clients are informed of their breach by a 3rd party company. However, some may never be notified and only find out after someone in their family or business has stolen their identity. The prevailing thought is a hacker will get in. So how will you know or find out when they get in?
IT Cyber Security Threats Are On The Rise, Are You Protected?
Most people assume virus protection will protect them from hackers. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Protecting you in our current cyber warfare will take better up-to-date technologies. Our network has to be part of the protection.
The average cell phone user in the U.S. spent 4 hours and 23 minutes on their device in 2021. Smartphones are everywhere; they are used for personal connection and communication and are often essential for business, making them even more vulnerable to cyber threats. Like computers and laptops, smartphones are susceptible to many security threats, including phishing (primarily via text messaging), poor password security, spyware, and malicious apps.
Phishing Gets More Sophisticated
Phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated, in which carefully targeted digital messages are transmitted to fool people into clicking on a link that can install malware or expose sensitive data.
Now that employees at most organizations are more aware of the dangers of email phishing or of clicking on suspicious-looking links, hackers are upping the ante — for example, using machine learning to craft and distribute clear fake messages in the hopes that recipients will unwittingly compromise their organization’s networks and systems. Such attacks enable hackers to steal user logins, credit card credentials, and other personal financial information and access private databases.
Ransomware Strategies Evolve
Ransomware attacks are believed to cost victims billions of dollars yearly as hackers deploy technologies that enable them to kidnap an individual or organization’s databases and hold all of the information for ransom. Additionally, the rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is credited with helping to fuel ransomware attacks by allowing ransom demands to be paid anonymously.
Is your home or business ready?