Protect your business from malware, spyware, hackers, and other viruses that can cause harm to your systems and the efficiency of your business.
There was a recent report that stated 62% of businesses acknowledged they had experienced or been through some sort of cyber attack on their systems. Later on, these incidents became more common and well-known for many businesses. For today’s companies, falling victim to one of these attacks is no longer a question of “if” but “when.” It is important for every company to know how to defend against these attacks. WUC Cyber Security team can help.
Today, employees are connected to the internet all day every day, communicating with colleagues and stakeholders, sharing critical information and jumping from site to site. With hackings, data breaches and ransomware attacks on the rise, it is essential for all companies to plan for the worst, with mandatory cyber security training for all employees. It is important to hold this training with the recommended solutions for mitigating the risks. The more your employees know how to mitigate the risk of being attacked by hackers or other viruses on the computer, the more you will help keep costs down and your data secured.
Businesses of all sizes are susceptible to attacks. However, small to medium-sized businesses are often less prepared to counter these attacks than their larger counterparts. The reasons for this vary from business to business, but ultimately it comes down to the fact that small to medium-sized businesses are less prepared and equipped with the resources to devote to cybersecurity efforts against the attacks when they come.
It has been estimated that there have been roughly 80% of US companies that have suffered a cyber-attack of some kind. A lot of these have been part of a ransomware attack.
In the midst of the ransomware attack is that of Social Engineering leveraged by hackers themselves, which involves manipulating a person or persons in order to access corporate systems and private information. Social Engineering plays into human nature’s inclination to trust the other end and accept their friendship, which then in turn gives the hacker the data and info they need. For cyber criminals, it is the easiest way to obtain access to a private corporate system. After all, why would a hacker want to go to extremes of trying to guess a password when they can just simply ask for it themselves?
Let’s look at some of the dirty most common threats that we see today in businesses:
Must have Solutions for Cyber Protection: Layered Security Options
There are ways you can protect your business from receiving these vicious attacks from hackers and such. Let’s examine them and see what we can do to prepare you to keep your business safe and away from these attacks.
These measures protect against a wide array of cyber-attacks. However, because threats like ransomware are always evolving, security solutions are just one part of an effective defense strategy. You also need solutions in place that enable you to return to operations quickly if you do suffer a cyber-attack. Data protection technologies are an essential second layer of defense against cyber-crime. Putting another layer of data backup in your business will offer security from cyber-attacks.
Just like we mentioned before, the small to medium-sized businesses are the targets for cyber attacks due to their unpreparedness and not having the resourceful tools to counter them. To make sure you have everything you need, and you are well prepared for such attacks, here is a list of some recommendations:
- Train your employees how to safely and securely use email and connect to the web, most importantly, train them how to interact with vendors and how to avoid giving out sensitive information.
- Protect your network and devices. Implement a password policy that requires strong passwords that expire every 90 days. This will help with keeping things on a different page and harder to hack into.
- Keep software up to date. Make sure the software is legit.
- Create straightforward cybersecurity policies for all your employees to understand what type of system you are running and how they can interact on the social media and bring their own device policy.
- Back up your data daily by establishing a backup routine for data and systems.
Let us help you today with your Cybersecurity concerns and protect your business from attacks!!