Do you perform annual cybersecurity evaluations and compliance checks across your organization? Unfortunately, as technology evolves, so do threats to your organization’s data integrity and processes. In the event of an attack, you can save thousands of dollars and time by identifying the threats before they materialize and adopting a preventative strategy. That sounds like a worthwhile investment to us!
Here are some of the most prevalent and risky cybersecurity threats, so you can stay on top of your security game.
What are some cybersecurity threats to be aware of?
It is possible that you are at a greater risk of certain security threats to your system depending on the nature of your organization and the number of users in your network. However, there are a few general cyber threats that have come out in record numbers, setting a precedent for caution across the board. Here are the top threats to be aware of:
1.) Data poisoning
There have been a new wave of cyberattacks and risks with the rise of AI. When attackers feed AI bots and conduits incorrect information, data poisoning can compromise the purity of the data and the training of the AI system in that area. As a result, inaccurate results, compromised user experiences, and damage to company brand perception can result.
Phishing has been around since the beginning of the internet and it has resurfaced in modern times, often through emails with malicious links. It can now occur across multiple channels, such as via email, mobile phones or social networks. Furthermore, with new employees and higher turnover rates, phishing remains a primary concern.
In addition to education and awareness of phishing, an airtight network security strategy is key to limiting attacks that may result from ignorance or uncertainty.
Ransomware attacks have surged in correlation with the rise of cryptocurrency. These malicious strikes pilfer an organization’s confidential data and request compensation for its return – which rarely happens no matter how much money is offered. Until the perpetrators are appeased, your data will remain compromised and your system ruined. Such episodes are best resolved through police and cyber crime support, as well as a customized security system that can prevent them from happening again in future.
Make sure you don’t leave anything to chance – we can help you create a preventative, strategic infrastructure that mitigates your risks while enhancing your user productivity – resulting in a customized solution. Check out our website for more information and to start today.