When it comes to the security of your business, especially cybersecurity, you should leave no stone unturned and ensure that your business is as protected as it can be. The consequences of a breach of security can mean significant fines from regulatory bodies, as well as harming the reputation of your company. Below are some of the most critical areas that you need to focus on to prevent these threats from damaging your business and more importantly, your reputation.
Phishing is another common threat that many people are aware of, and it is the process of stealing sensitive personal information. Using this information, people can often steal identities or access banking systems, making people who have suffered a phishing attack, extremely vulnerable. You can receive phishing email with links and attachments, and at first glance, these can seem genuine, including websites that they may take you to, but do not be tricked.
However, these are fake sites used to deceive people and steal their information. Phishing and spoofing are very similar, but spoofing will often involve the use of what looks like a valid email address, and they will send a request internally asking for sensitive company information. At first glance, everything seems fine with the email so the employee who acts on it may not think anything of it, and large organizations such as Deutsche Bank have fallen foul of these attacks in the past and paid dearly for them.
Ransomware has made some significant headlines over the last few years with small and large organizations being hit by this cyber threat. Typically, malicious software or code is spread onto a device or system through an infected file or website, and it will encrypt all the files on the system, and the people who take control of your data will demand a ransom to release them, otherwise they will delete everything, or make everything public, and this is the biggest threat cyber security companies in Australia deal with today.
A rootkit is a type of software that is sneaky and allows hackers to take total control of a device and use its privileges to access the company network. The attackers can override any security protocols in place, and they can also change network configurations, falsify documents, and spy on the person whose device has been infected. With this type of breach, hackers can also use it to ensure that the system gets infected with other malware without being detected, and it is challenging to identify, as well as remove.
With this type of infection, it often requires a professional to find and remove the rootkit, and we are seeing an increase in the use of this type of technology to attack both corporations and individuals alike. These are a few of the most common ways that your business can come under threat, but there are a lot of things that you can do to help to protect it.
Hire the services of cybersecurity professionals who can assess your systems and implement changes, as well as providing your members of staff with the training that they require. Unfortunately, your business may always be under threat, but with the right knowledge and systems and procedures in place, you can reduce the likelihood of a successful attack, and help to protect the integrity of your security systems and reputation of your company.