We’re human, and we make mistakes — and that’s exactly what cyber criminals are hoping for. Hackers are targeting your company or organization not through some glitch or gap in your computer system, but through your employees.
It seems that every week there are headlines about how cyber criminals are trying to steal your data through phishing attacks and malware — or bribing you with ransomware in order to get your data back.
And given the startling rise in attacks in recent years, most cybersecurity experts will now tell you that it’s no longer a question of “if” but “when” your organization will get hacked.
Don’t be fooled; there is a major tension happening up in the workplace.
After two years of working from home, employees have made the mental switch. Many are ready to ditch the commute, stay in their comfy clothes, and hop into an online meeting with minutes to spare.
As soldiers and civilians battle in the streets of Ukraine, Canadian businesses and organizations are being warned to prepare for an increased threat of Russian cyberattacks and malicious software.
The warning comes from the Communications Security Establishment, a federal government agency responsible for providing the Government of Canada with information technology security and foreign signals intelligence.
RIP to onsite servers and desktops, plus other top Tech Trends for 2022
In our first annual Techify Tech Trends list, we are outlining themes that CEOs and executives can expect to see in 2022. These trends are based on what we are seeing across our client base, and the industry in general.
Not that long ago, there used to be servers on premise at every business. Staff used to log into their computers and authenticate through an active directory. And when people were working from home, they would use VPN.
But now we have hybrid setups — with employees working from anywhere — and these same measures won’t protect your company from cyberattacks.
Executives frequently think they are “fine” when it comes to cybersecurity. That typically means they have some security measures in place they feel comfortable with, but those are rarely enough for the threats coming our way tomorrow.
Having a firewall, anti-virus and multi-factor authentication is a good start.
Phishing attacks, where users mistakenly click on a link or download an attachment with malware, are one of the most common cybersecurity threats facing businesses today.
In fact, these type of attacks spiked by 510% in January-February 2020 alone, according to the 2021 Webroot BrightCloud Threat Report.
Cyberattacks are becoming a regular part of the news cycle. Businesses around the world, as well as federal departments in the U.S., and many other organizations, are being hit with ransomware totalling millions of dollars.
Recognizing this troubling trend, we recently hosted a Cybersecurity 101 webinar to discuss the top cybersecurity risks facing businesses today.
As the global pandemic took hold, so did many hackers, who used the pandemic as an opportunity to attack businesses and organizations — and they did it in record numbers.
Phishing attacks, where users mistakenly click on a link or download an attachment with malware, spiked by 510% in January-February 2020 alone, according to the 2021 Webroot BrightCloud Threat Report.