Cyber Security and the Increasing, Looming Threats Businesses Are Facing

Written by Carolyn MacCloud

October 25, 2021

The Cyber Security Threats You Need to Be Aware Of:

In the business world, change is a constant and, therefore, a need is created for continuous attention and modification. This is definitely the case with cyber security. Make sure that you are aware of the ever-changing risks posed to your business.

Ensuring that your business security infrastructure is ironclad is of the utmost importance. What cybersecurity threats are you facing? 

What is a Cyber Security Threat?

According to the Computer Security Resource Center the definition of a cyber security threat is:

Any circumstance or event with the potential to adversely impact organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, through unauthorized access, destruction, disclosure, modification of information, and/or denial of service.

Here Are the Most Important Cyber Security Threats Every Business Owner Should Know:

  • Phishing – A phishing attack uses false or fake communication like an email to persuade the person on the receiving end to divulge private information such as login credentials or a credit card number which may allow malware to be installed on the receiver’s device.
  • Denial of Service – Otherwise known as “DoS,” is an attack in which the computer or network is flooded with so much data that it is incapable of responding to any request. During the time that the network is disabled, attackers attempt to launch further attacks as well. There are many ways this can be done. For example, a ‘distributed’ DoS (DDoS) attack using a botnet (zombie) may be used. The damage these attacks may cause can end up in multiple network locations and be very hard to trace.
  • MalwareMalicious software such as spyware or ransomware that, once a link or attachment is clicked on, activates dangerous software causing the following issues:
      • Blocking access to networks and may require payment of ransom to unencrypt infected files.
      • Installing harmful software.
      • Obtaining sensitive information.
      • Damaging different parts of network infrastructure.
  • Staff Culture Careless or unwitting employees pose one of the biggest dangers to a business. Foster a culture of security awareness through education and monitoring! Make sure that your employees are taught the best practices, use strong passwords, and can identify phishing or malware emails!

Start Protecting Your Business Information and Technology:

Managing your network and technology security – whether hardware or software – is a lot to take on in addition to running business operations. However, it is of vital importance and requires constant attention and maintenance. Make sure it is being handled professionally by a knowledgeable cyber security company.

With Eler Technologies, you can be sure that all your security needs – physical security and cyber security are being handled with the care you expect. Whether you’re looking for cloud hosting data protection, IT support, and more, Eler Technologies is here for you.

Contact us today to learn more about our cyber security services.

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