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Cyber threats you need to know about!

It probably comes as no surprise to read that cyber threats are a topic that’s not going away any time soon.

According to a 2019 cyber security report, UK businesses are seeing an average of 146,491 attempted cyber attacks every day! That works out to around 100 every minute!

But despite increased awareness about criminal activity, the figure continues to rise every year, with 2019’s stats up a whopping 179% compared to the same time in 2018.

With no organisation proving too small or too boring (or too big and high profile) for hackers to attack, this is a threat that simply can’t be ignored.

So how can you stay ahead of the cyber baddies without investing too high a proportion of your precious resources? It starts with understanding the threats. Like Sun Tzu wrote back in 512 BC in the classic book The Art of War, the starting point for winning any battle is to “know your enemy”.

Cyber threats – knowing your enemy is a start, but it doesn’t end there!

Below is a list of the hackers’ most commonly used tactics that you need to be aware of. To learn more about each, simply click through to this month’s guide. There are some techy concepts, but they’re explained in a non-techy way.

  1. Ransomware
  2. Malware attacks
  3. Cloud abuse
  4. Insecure API attacks
  5. Supply chain attacks
  6. Poor password management
  7. Your own staff
  8. Basic data loss
  9. The internet of things – IOT

As technology continues to advance at record speed, so too do the threats. Companies of all sizes, across all industries, need to employ robust data management practices and create a culture in which online security is the norm.

It’s important not only to understand the risks and what to look out for but also to recognise any weaknesses within your own organisation that could leave you vulnerable to attack.

If you’d like to discuss the above and how we can help, simply get in touch by giving us a call on 020 72 41 22 55 or fill out our contact form and we’ll quickly get back to you.