Hunt for Red Cybersecurity In October
Are you aware of the imminent cybersecurity threats to your organization’s network? This article recaps the crucial security recommendations discussed during our recent webinar hosted by our very own cybersecurity guru, Sean Connery.
Over the last year, there has been an alarming increase in the sophistication, frequency, and severity of cyber-attacks. Have you updated your security procedures and technology to defend your network against current threats? The thing is, most of the strategies that worked only three years ago are no longer useful.
What’s worse, against the backdrop of the ongoing global pandemic, cybercriminals are taking advantage of people’s fear and uncertainty to mount increasingly vicious attacks. So what’s the solution? Keep reading to discover all the vital elements you need to incorporate into your cybersecurity strategy!
Watch this video to learn more about how to avoid cyber threats:
What Exactly Is a Cybersecurity Awareness Training?
Security awareness training empowers your team members to spot fakes, avoid online risks, and use acceptable cyber-hygiene practices at the office and at home.
Why Is Security Awareness Training Important? When it comes to your network security, your employees can either be your weakest link or your first line of defense. To illustrate the point, let’s take a look at some shocking statistics:
- Nearly half of all employees who know they’ve been hacked don’t bother to change their passwords afterward.
- Half of the employees admit they click links in messages from unknown senders during work.
- More than half of all employees are sure they’ve received at least one phishing email at work.
- Of those that received phishing emails, nearly half don’t report it.
What Are Some of the Aspects of Password Security? Although passwords are an essential element of network security, they are also the first step most businesses get wrong. How secure are your organization’s passwords? Here are a couple of things you should consider:
- Password Complexity: You need to avoid very short or oversimplified passwords. Instead, use longer passwords composed of common words you can remember or the first letter in a sentence or phrase. The longer the password, the more challenging to crack.
- Password Reuse: A 2019 security survey by Google shows that 65% of people use the same passwords for their work and personal accounts. Password reuse makes it much easier for hackers to compromise both work and personal accounts. Creating and maintaining a unique password for each account will mitigate this risk.
Now that you’re familiar with what constitutes a strong password, let’s look at some of the things to avoid as regards your email and passwords:
- Avoid writing passwords down or keeping them in an insecure text file or document.
- Never email your password to anyone or even yourself.
- A password management utility is an option for storing personal passwords. They encrypt your passwords and may also help you come up with complex ones. You can find many that work on desktops and mobile devices. 1Password and LastPass are examples of password management utilities.
- Never click on a link or open an attachment from an unknown or unexpected sender. Always hover over web page links in email messages to see where they link.
What Are the Common Email Threats? Here’s a list of some of the most prevalent types of cyberattacks:
- Phishing scams.
- Viruses, malware, and ransomware.
- Email spoofing, etc.
What Is a Phishing Scam? A rapidly growing threat, phishing aims to obtain sensitive information like passwords, usernames, credit card credentials, and so on for malicious reasons by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
How Can You Protect Your Network? Protection, detection, or response. Which of these three do you think is the most significant aspect of your cybersecurity strategy? While this may come as a surprise to you, detection is the most important. Here’s why.
An FBI study on cybercrime revealed that threats were in an organization’s network for more than two hundred days! That’s because most security companies focus on protections like antivirus and firewalls that are ineffective against threats. It’s only through detection that you can discover these threats and prevent any harm to your organization.
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Our cybersecurity experts at Orbis Solutions are here to help you find out how secure your organization is and maintain a secure network.
Contact us now to schedule an initial cybersecurity consultation!
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