The technological world is changing and transforming every single day. With constant software updates, new innovations and platforms and advanced systems, there are infinite ways for hackers to infect, threaten or break into your company data. This summer, keep a watchful eye out for the following cybersecurity threats.
Ransomware has been identified by the FBI as one of the biggest threats for businesses and individuals in 2016. Unique from traditional cyber hacks or viruses, ransomware is the term given when a hacker accesses professional or personal information and demands a ransom (money, gift cards, bitcoin or goods) in order to keep corporate data private. An easy way to help avoid ransomware affecting your employees’ systems is to complete patch updates to company software regularly. It is also helpful to reconfigure the use of manager accounts so that only limited staff has access to certain privileged information.
According to a study from Ponemon Institute, mobile usage presents itself as a consistent area of weakness for all industries across the globe. With increasing cloud accessibility and staff working on the go, often using public wifi on their smartphones, the likelihood of company information being leaked increases drastically.. Companies that allow private information to be accessed on personal mobile devices need to take preventative measures to protect themselves from the possibility of a cyber attack. Some options include using data encryption software and not allowing public wifi access on mobile for company employees.
If you feel that your company’s data may have been breached, contact an MDL Technology technician today at 816-781-3006.