Since many modern businesses rely on technology, it becomes mandatory that they have an idea on how to best protect themselves against the myriad of threats that can be found online. Knowing what kind of threats that you may encounter is key to concocting a thorough cybersecurity strategy.
According to Cybersecurity Venture’s 2016 Cybercrime Report, the future of cybercrime is extraordinarily prosperous; costing businesses what is estimated to be over $6 trillion annually by 2021. Attacks today are 35 times more likely than they were only last year, and with almost two businesses-per-minute falling victim to a cyberattack, some companies have begun to implement changes that have cybersecurity professionals talking.
What Risks are Currently Out There?
If you keep an eye on our blog at all, you know that the most dangerous single threat to any organization’s network security strategy are the mistakes their employees can make. This is not to say that employees are deliberately sabotaging your organization’s networks, but if you were to look at the vast majority of security breaches on business networks they would start with some sort of social engineering or phishing attack that takes advantage of employee negligence. The mistakes employees make can let some pretty devastating malware onto your business’ network and can cause major operational problems. Some of the threats unknowing employees may let onto your network include:
There are plenty more threats where that comes from. From mercenaries who just make and distribute malware through seemingly innocuous applications, to jaded former employees or hacktivists out to “get even”, there are many entities out there on the open web looking to break into your network and take data that they may or may not be able to use. In order to protect yourself, consider partnering with the IT professionals at Out of the Box Solutions.
With our professional technicians proactively protecting your organization’s network, you can gain the peace of mind you need to actually focus on your business, not on the litany of threats that could be just lying in wait for you to make a mistake. Call us today at 800-750-4OBS (4627) to find out more about how we do network security.