Cloud based technology first started gaining popularity in the early 2000s, but it has evolved exponentially since then. In fact, you are probably utilizing it even if you don’t realize it. If you use LinkedIn, Constant Contact or operate on an iOS platform, you’re using cloud technology. This technology has become more prevalent as each year passes and is now being used by businesses all over the world.
Phishing is an increasingly popular way for cybercriminals to steal a user’s personal information. Phishing is accomplished through electronic communication, usually in the form of a fake website that appears to be genuine, and can be difficult for the average person to detect. These nefarious cyber invitations will seem to be coming from a legitimate source to trick users into revealing login information or to install malware on their computers. Hackers do this by requesting sensitive details about bank information and personal identity or they include dangerous attachments in emails.
There are federal laws in place that ensure companies enforce a number of cyber security measures to protect themselves against cybercrimes. These laws are a great way to encourage businesses to stay up-to-date on preventative tactics. Unfortunately, these guidelines mainly address the more technical side of cyber security and don’t put enough emphasis on human errors.
Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is companies of all sizes are victims to cyber attacks. We’ve discussed cyber security statistics, lessons learned, terms to know and prevention tactics in previous posts, and all these topics revolved around the idea of anticipating and reacting to a cyber attack. But one topic than tends to get swept under the rug are the mistakes made by companies after a cyber attack has occurred. Let’s look at three major mistakes.
If you think your business doesn’t need cyber security to protect its sensitive data, check out some of the staggering cybercrime facts posted by Security Intelligence earlier this month. We’ve listed the top five we think are especially important, but all the facts can be found here.
Target. Sony. Ashley Madison. What do these companies have in common?
Cyber security attacks come in all sizes ranging from global (Cyberterrorism) to industrial (ransomware) to the individual (hacks on personal information).
Google’s two-step verification has been around for years and for a good reason: It is an added layer of protection for Gmail accounts that keeps email secure. Two-step prevents other people from accessing your email by having you enter your password and then a security code that’s texted to your phone each time you sign in. The chance that a hacker has both your password and phone to access a security code text is unlikely, so once these two steps are completed, Google is confident that you are the official account holder and allows you to access your email.