Our smartphones have become almost an extension of ourselves that we can’t do without. 53% of Americans say that they have never gone longer than 24 hours without their phone, and 74% say they feel uneasy about leaving their phone home when they go out.
Social engineering is a tactic that’s been around since before those snake oil salesmen in the old west traveled from town to town with their wagons selling scam cures.
Why are things like credential theft and ransomware infections so costly? A large part of the cost is downtime. When your business is down due to the inability to access data or systems, you are losing productivity dollars, potential new leads, and may also lose existing customers because you can’t fulfill an urgent need.
How often do you check work email on your mobile phone? Do you regularly utilize mobile business apps to do work?
One common chorus coming from many small business owners is “Why would anyone want my business data?” They feel that their size and business type protects them from a cyberattack.
Back when technology was still a new concept in offices, an antivirus used to be considered “cybersecurity.” But both cyberattacks and IT infrastructure have come a long way since the early 2000s, and companies now need a multi-layered security stack if they want to defend themselves against threats.
When planning a backup and recovery strategy, one area that many companies neglect is their cloud data. They think that since the cloud can sync and store data files online, this is a form of protection.
The hybrid workforce is just about past being the new keyword in business. Most companies are now settling into the new normal of having employees work remotely and at the office as needed.
The pandemic hasn’t only fueled a work-from-home workforce, it’s also caused a steep rise in cyber threats. In the third quarter of 2021, ransomware attacks increased by 148%. And during the first half of the year, phishing volume jumped 22%.