Similar to your need to lock your office doors to protect your company’s assets from theft, your business needs cybersecurity to protect its digital assets. Establishing proper cybersecurity is necessary for businesses of all sizes, every company has valuable information attractable to attackers like credit card numbers, SSNs, tax ID numbers, and email addresses. Cybercriminals can sell your sensitive company information on the Dark Web and from there, other criminals use them for identity theft. In a recent study by Forbes Magazine, it was reported that 57% of small business owners feel they won’t be targeted by cyberattacks, yet in reality, data shows otherwise. As reported in the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, small businesses are the top targeted businesses for cyber criminals and represented 43% of all data breaches. The cost of damages with neglecting the need for cybersecurity can be catastrophic for your business. However, often cybersecurity is an overlooked company need because small businesses have a false sense of security which leads them to be defenseless to cyber crimes.
Common cyber threats to your business
Phishing is the top threat action that results in a breach. Phishing takes place as attackers disguise themselves as reputable companies or contacts and seek to capture personal usernames, passwords, and sensitive data. The U.S. is the leader in phishing-related data breaches for 2021 so far, with rates 30% higher than the global average, and 14% higher than the same period in 2020.
Ransomware is software used to infect the victim’s computer and prohibits them from accessing their system until ransom money is transferred to the cyber attackers. The malware can be sent by email or other casual means and once downloaded by the receiving member, their computer and system remain hostage until introductions for recovery are exchanged for ransom.
If passwords are not encrypted, the network attackers can intercept them through hacking network transmitters. Social engineering is also a common threat whereby attackers deceive targets by providing them with company passwords, etc. Reports show that 73% of passwords are duplicates, and once hackers discover company passwords, they gain access throughout multiple systems.
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