Let’s be very clear - hackers do not discriminate. They’re after any and every opportunity to snatch data, make money, disrupt business and cause chaos. At TBI’s BIG Event 2020, a white hat hacker showed attendees exactly how easy it is to hack into a device - watchHold My Beer While I Hack This Smartphone . Businesses big and small can fall prey, and you need to be aware. So far this year, we’ve seen some big-name companies, with presumable top-notch security, become victims. The pandemic seems to be a catalyst for many of the biggest breaches that have taken place in 2020. Check out some of the most headline grabbing examples of the reality and severity of cyberattacks.
Cybersecurity threat landscape is drastically growing due to the erosion of the perimeter and work from home initiatives resulting from Covid-19. Security solutions have been evolving quickly to meet the menacing landscape. There are new security developments that you might not even be aware of but could be crucial in keeping your business safe.
Security operations center as a service (SOCaaS) and managed detection and response (MDR) are managed cybersecurity services that provide intrusion detection of ransomware/malware and malicious activity in the network and assist in rapid incident response to eliminate those threats with concise remediation actions. Typically, SOCaaS and MDR combine with technology solutions that have outsourced security analysts to extend security technologies and team.
Ahuge cybersecurity problem facing many businesses, even large corporations, is the lack of a strong cybersecurity workforce. A report shared by Security Magazine found that 76% of cybersecurity leaders believe their company is lacking cybersecurity skills, and there are over 314,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US according to Cyber Seek. In an alarming prediction from Cybersecurity Ventures, unfilled cybersecurity jobs around the world are only expected to increase, reaching 3.5 million by 2021, up from 1.5 million in 2015.
While your healthcare organization is focused on providing critical care, improving the patient experience and exploring groundbreaking treatments and technologies, cyber criminals and threat actors are aggressively seeking out your vulnerabilities and looking for ways to attack. Dealing with highly sensitive data and private personal information, the healthcare industry is one of the most targeted, making up 15% of attacks, and leading cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance to be an ongoing concern. Here are some alarming stats:
The retail industry consumes a large quantity of valuable, private consumer data, making businesses within this sector a prime target for cyberattacks. No matter the size, brick and mortar or an online retailer, businesses are easily susceptible to hacks and data breaches from cyber criminals looking to steal precious consumer information. Here are some stats to consider –
As a financial institution, you are entrusted to properly manage and protect clients’ assets and remain in compliance with strict regulations and requirements. When extremely sensitive and valuable data is involved, including personally identifiable information (PII), banking and checking, credit card information and financial records, a loss or breach can jeopardize your reputation, customer loyalty and could result in hefty fines and legal repercussions. There are some alarming stats that articulate cybersecurity risks in finance and banking to be aware of:
Business continuity strategy means having a resilient, redundant remote working environment accessible in the cloud that encompasses all necessary business systems. This would include communications like voice and contact center, CRMs, data center infrastructure, backup strategy and disaster recovery.
Security shortfalls have been front and center, exposed by the new work from home environment as opportunistic hackers create a massive increase in threats and security incidents. Many businesses need help to assess their current security measures and know what actions need to take place in order to keep employees and their business safe.
The FBI reports a 300-400% increase in cybersecurity incidents since the pandemic began and Google reveals 18 million COVID-related phishing emails are now being blocked, daily. Risks and threats have rapidly multiplied as hackers prey on disenfranchised organizations and unplanned remote work. As a business in today's climate, you most likely have security baked into your IT plans, but those plans need to be re-evaluated and assessed on an ongoing basis. You need to stay vigilant. But what if you're experiencing constrained IT resources and strict budgets? Here are 7 actions to help your organization's security