Advanced IT Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

Author - ISA (Comstar) | May 21 2021 12:00

network security threats and vulnerabilities

As technology expands its horizons day in and day out, the need for cybersecurity also increases more than ever. Only in the US, companies lose half a billion dollars as they fall victim to cybercriminal attacks. In this blog, we explain five common IT security types and their remedies.

Ransomware: It is a conventional cyberattack but still very effective and robust to blackmail business organizations. In ransomware attacks, a special sort of malware encrypts important data of your organization by having access to your networks and then asks for money to get the decryption code in getting everything back on track again. To avoid ransomware attacks, you must have robust data backup solutions so that when your networks are attacked next, you already have full up to date data backup to continue your business operations.

Phishing: Phishing primarily occurs through malicious emails where the email sender pretends to be a coworker, relative, or friend. They ask for specific information and people mistakenly fall into a trap, causing them personal/business financial loss. To protect your networks from phishing attacks, you need to be conscious about who is sending the email, their email addresses, email timing, links attached to the email, or any problematic attachments that you did not expect to receive.

Malvertising: Malvertising is related to malicious advertising where you end up opening various malicious websites dangerous for your personal and business use. The cybercriminal puts a code into an otherwise regular-looking website. To get rid of Malvertising, you must install new updates and patches regularly.

Social Engineering: Social engineering attacks psychologically manipulate you and then require important information from you. It is like phishing operating in real life and many people fall into its trap quite easily. To keep your company safe from social engineering, you must be cautious of sharing personal or business information with unknown people, unless you are sure of the purpose it will be used for.

Brute Force Attacks: These attacks help hackers to get access to your log-in credentials. They try a different combination of passwords and eventually find the correct one. Therefore, it is always recommended to use long, complicated passwords consisting of numbers, symbols, alphabets, and other characters to restrict brute force attacks.

These are top five IT threats that your business enterprise needs to be aware of. Use the above-mentioned strategies to bring robust cybersecurity to your business organization. Reach out to us for any inquiries about cybersecurity or cybersecurity tools.

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