Years ago, when people talk about hackers, images of an 18-year old teenager occupying his parent’s basement and working in front of his desktop PC come to mind. While indeed there are still many amateur hackers working to infiltrate systems worldwide, hacking is a criminal activity being taken on by larger criminal groups. Nobody is safe – individuals, small businesses, and large corporations are fair game. For that reason, cybersecurity is now more important than ever.
Cybersecurity is important because it secures all levels of data from cybercrime. This includes sensitive data, intellectual property, protected health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), personal information, data, and industry and government information systems.
Companies that have no cybersecurity program are vulnerable to hacking, which could lead to devastating losses financially.
If you think your organization still does not need cybersecurity, think again.
What is cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity is the state or process of securing and restoring computer systems, networks, devices, and programs from any cyber attack.
Cyber attacks are a progressively complicated and growing threat to your sensitive data, as hackers use modern methods influenced by social engineering and artificial intelligence to bypass traditional security checks.
Importance of cybersecurity
Our digital economy is more technologically reliant than ever, and there is no proof that this movement will slow down. Data leaks that could lead to identity theft are now openly posted on social media.
Types of attacks
Malicious software is known as malware. This includes ransomware, spyware, and viruses. It usually attacks systems through a susceptibility, like clicking on suspicious email links or installing an unsound application.
Once inside the system, it can get critical information and can even block you from accessing your own computer unless you pay the perpetrators.
Phishing is the method of delivering malicious communications created to appear from reputable sources. These communications, normally emails, use the same names, logos, and wordings of a well-known company to slow suspicions and get victims to click on bad links.
Social engineering refers to the psychological manipulation of people into giving away personal information. Here, criminals take advantage of people’s natural curiosity or trust.
Does your organization need cybersecurity consulting services?
If your company needs cybersecurity consulting services, you can count on Remtek Solutions.
Remtek has been providing IT services to small- and medium-sized companies for 20 years. Partnering with industry giants Microsoft and Dato, you are assured of high-quality cybersecurity consulting services.
For a free demo, call us at (888) 307-1953.