This article has the aim to arm you with the appropriate knowledge to take back control of your businesses cyber security.
Cybercrime in increasing. Cyber criminals for the purpose of extortion, can threaten to shut down your computer systems, steal or publish confidential data, take over your social media platforms, steal customer data and employee data. They are a threat to your business!
Are Your Employees Phishing Aware?
Phishing is a type of attack that is carefully planned out by cybercriminals. It can be targeted to a specific company, or it could be a mass email going to millions of businesses.
Phishing can be done via email, text message or an instant message on social media platforms.
They pose as a trusted company or business, sending links in their message or email with potentially disastrous consequences if clicked on.
Why Email Accounts Get Hacked?
The most common reasons email accounts get hacked are; not logging out on shared computers, poor password habits and phishing scams. Even if your business has strong security measures in place, some phishing emails can still sneak through undetected.
Phishing can lead to devastating consequences for your business. It can lead to identity theft, theft of customer data, stealing of funds and unauthorized purchases.
It’s Crucial Your Employees Know The Signs Of Phishing
The signs for you and your employees to look out for are;
- Public email domains
- Misspelled domain names
- Bad grammar and spelling
- Suspicious attachments/links
- Sense of urgency
Read More in our phishing awareness blog to see was measures your business can put in place (click here)
Webcams Can Be Hacked
Are you aware of your webcam ever being compromised? Most people won’t be aware if it does in fact happen. Although we have all grown to love and be dependent on technology, many of us are slightly naïve on the security aspect.
To read about the reasons they become compromised and the steps you can take as a preventative, (click here)
If The Worst Case Happens
If your business falls victim to cyber criminals and you are hacked. It’s important you and your staff know the correct steps to take.
The issues being hacked will have on your business are as follows;
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of funds
- Damaged credit rating
- Loss of confidential data
- Loss of trust
- Losing clients
- Stolen log in credentials
- Unauthorized purchases
- Personal data could be sold on the dark web
- Identity fraud
Have a read at our guide on what you should do if hacked by (clicking here)