During the pandemic of COVID-19, researchers spotted a 600% rise on phishing activities. The reason behind this steep rise is due to increased teleworking (working from home), thus opening the door to lestened security obstractions for a breach.
A phishing attack is an email message that looks authentic and asks for sensitive information, such as credentials. Once information is acquired the next steps are carefully planned from the attacker with some leading to devastating effects.
Beeing proactive rather than reactive is key to limiting an organization's exposure to threats. It is prooven that organizations following the reactive method to problems & incidents are prone to attacks and thus preferred as targets to attackers.
Some proactive cybersecurity measures are:
- Trainings - Internal stuff must be aware of the dangers and identifying possible risks.
- Multi Factor Authentication - MFA in short is the process where users are asked to verify the authenticity of their login using a second verification method. Usually this is done via SMS to your phone with a 6 digit code.
- Antivirus - Viruses have become sophisticated and more difficult to identify. Having a good AV reduces the possibilities of a compromise.
- Risk Assesment - Risks are everywhere. We might not experience them during our daily work, but they are surely there waiting for an attacker to exploit them. Or perhaps they have been exploited and no one spotted these abnormalities.
- Managed Security Services - Centralizing all monitoring logs and incident response functions to a team of experts.
- Encryption - Encrypting communications and physical data (hard drives).
- Patching - Keeping all systems up to date at all times.
Feel free to contact us for any consulting on how CDMA can help you.