Children around the globe are getting ready to be scared and surprised this Halloween. However, scared and surprised are not how you want to run your business. During this Cybersecurity Awareness season, it’s time to be aware of cyber security intelligence and protect yourself from hackers’ tricks.
Trick or Trojon – Malware for Hackoween
Malware comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and can be delivered in many different deceitful ways. Malware is any software which has been designed to cause damage to a computer, server, computer network or client. The main types of malware are viruses, trojan horses, spyware or worms.
Businesses must constantly be on the lookout for new devious threats entering the network. Whether through email, web, removable media or other means you must constantly be on guard.
Scariest Faces of Ransomware
2019 has seen a resurgence in the number of reported ransomware attacks against businesses, government departments, healthcare and many other sectors. Attacks can be devastating, especially for the unprepared.
One of the most effective ways to reduce the damage caused by ransomware is to back up your data. Make sure you have online and offline copies of your most valuable data. That way if ransomware does encrypt your data any disruption should be kept to a minimum.
Don’t Go Phishing
Phishing remains the most common form of cyber-attacks. Always check the source of an email and avoid clicking on attachments that don’t look legit.
Look out for misspellings and grammar issues in the messages as this is a common sign of a phishing attempt.
The Nightmare on Social Media Street
Hackers can glean a lot of information on their targets from social media and company sites. With the increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams, it’s important to secure your social channels and limit the information you post on them.
The Attack of the Employee
Employees within your organization could be the most dangerous aspect of your cybersecurity threat landscape.
Your employees may not have clear security policy guidelines or continual security awareness training to support accountability to its fullest extent. It’s important to minimize human error and help safeguard the threat of your employees mishandling your previous data with proper expectations and security education.
Cypfer Will Protect You
This Halloween, you may want to hear a horror story but don’t let it be about you. Cypfer can help your organization keep the cyber criminals where they belong, in the movies. Happy Halloween!