For your company to be as well protected as possible from cybersecurity threats, you’ve got to know what you’re up against. And while cybersecurity services will give you a lot of protection, it can be helpful for you and your staff to be aware of just where cyber attacks might be coming from.
To help you with this, here are three types of cybersecurity threats your company needs to be aware of.
Phishing Emails And Other Messages
Phishing attempts, where someone tries to get sensitive information from you or tries to get you to take a particular action that gives them what they want, can impact people and businesses alike. Because of this, you should teach your staff to always be cautious when receiving emails or messages that ask them to take an action that may not be common for them.
While you might think that the email address or phone number being unknown would be a dead giveaway for phishing attempts, people can spoof their email address and phone numbers so that, at first glance, they can look like they’re coming from someone that you know and trust. This will require staff to really pay attention to the email addresses that are asking them for things, as just one letter difference can mean the request is coming from someone looking to take advantage of them and your business.
Unfortunately, businesses also have to be aware of potential internal threats that could mean a cyber attack on their business. If someone that has access to sensitive business information should want to or be persuaded to share that information with those looking to attack and take advantage of your business, this could severely harm your organization.
To try to mitigate this, it’s wise not to give too many people within your business access to all of your information or information that could easily be used against your organization. And for people who do have access to sensitive information, you should have a way to keep an eye on them and when they’re accessing information or what they’re doing with it.
Exploiting Software Vulnerabilities
All modern businesses use software to help them keep things running smoothly and give them more time to focus on other aspects of their business. And while a lot of this software can be trusted, if you’re not updating the software and patches as they become available to you, you could be opening yourself up to hackers taking advantage of these vulnerabilities. But by regularly or automatically updating all of the software that you use for your business, you’ll be sure to be using the most up-to-date security measures with all of your software.
If you want to give your company the best chance to avoid cyber attacks, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you know what threats are out there and how to avoid them to the best of your ability.