By: JP Chua on October 14th, 2022
Major Cyber Threats & What to Do About Them [Video]
Have you ever been overwhelmed by the news about the latest cyber threats popping up left and right? And you’re worried your business might be the next victim? In this video, we’ll break down the major cyber threats and what you can do to avoid them.
The top 3 cyber threats are:
0:52 #1 Ransomware
Ransomware is malicious software used by cybercriminals to block access to your data. The hackers then extort you by encrypting essential files and requiring payment before they return the files to you (if they do). A ransomware attack can cause companies to go under, so it’s no wonder ransomware is the number one threat to businesses. Especially since almost 55% of all ransomware attacks target SMBs.
1:51 #2 Business Email Compromise
The second most common cyber threat affecting companies is Business Email compromise. In a Business Email Compromise, a hacker has fraudulently accessed your business email and uses tricks to steal money from you.
3:42 #3 Social Engineering Attacks
Social engineering attacks, commonly known as phishing attacks, aim to coerce people into giving out their personal information or altering user behavior in ways to benefit an attacker. Hackers use social media and online monitoring to get information out of their targets, and utilize email, text, private messaging, and fake websites to steal crucial data.
All businesses are possible targets. While no company is completely safe from hackers, you can still take steps to protect your company from a security incident and develop cyber resilience.
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