There’s no getting away from cyber security. Over the last few years, it has become a necessity and not an option in your business. Here at Superfast IT we’ve been helping clients mitigate cyber security threats for over 15 years. We know how important your business data is and that you want it protected at all times.
As part of our user awareness training, we want to make people aware of five cyber security threats to your business. Watch the video then read the article below for further information.
Cyber fraud is when cyber-criminals use trickery to gain a dishonest advantage. Once this advantage is gained, it will often be used to obtain financial information or passwords.
It’s reported that for the first-time cyber fraud has passed traditional fraud in the UK.
Phishing is a type of cyber-attack that will try to trick people into disclosing confidential information or transferring money to an unknown source. This can be done via things such as E-mails, pop-ups, social media posts and a variety of other ways. There tends to be two types of phishing, untargeted and targeted (spear).
Untargeted Phishing – An untargeted phishing attack will cast out some ‘bait’ to a large number of people trying to get anybody to click a malicious link
Targeted (Spear) Phishing – Targeted (spear) phishing’ is an attack that will target a particular user or businesses. These attacks can take months to plan and execute as they require extensive research. The carefully thought out attacks will be personalised looking to strike a chord with the recipient.
Did you know the biggest threat to your data is the people you employ? Without the correct user training, your data will be extremely vulnerable. Not only can your information be accidentally lost there could also be malicious insiders in your business.
It’s important to regularly check who has access to what and revoke any access that doesn’t need to be used anymore.
Ransomware is the act of a cybercriminal locking somebody out of their data usually for financial gain. Ransomware is a form of malware that is an umbrella term for things such as viruses and cyber-attacks. Once a user gets locked out of their data, payment will be demanded by the criminal. Although it is recommended by security experts to not pay the ransom.
Data Breach/Leak Sensitive Information
A data breach occurs when information is accessible to an individual who isn’t permitted to have access. This can include digital data such as files and media. It can also include physical items such as criminals taking devices and storage equipment such as hard drives etc.
These are just five of a long list of cyber security threats to your business. It’s more important than ever to be aware of the threats that could affect your business. Want to know more? Make sure you check out the cyber security section of our Learning Centre. Want to know how we can help with your business cyber security? Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch.