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Whether your business operates in the private sector or government, your cybersecurity is exposed. To fight against cybercriminals, you need to have a strong understanding of who they are, how they operate, and how common cyberattacks can be prevented, and even change your thinking on policy.
When you think of cybercriminals, you need to stop thinking of a single person sitting in a basement or cafe. Instead, picture a sophisticated, well-organized group that does this for a living. They are organized and well-funded, which now makes them even more dangerous.
Cybercriminals tend to use email as cheap, easy, and a less risky way of attacking your business from afar. With even giants like Facebook and Google – companies with exceptionally tech savvy people at risk – you have to start upping the protection for your business.
To protect yourself, start by asking questions like:
- What data or systems could someone demand the highest ransom for? What could they most readily monetize on the black market?
- Which employees have the most financial power, influence, and access? How can this best be monitored or audited?
- What entry points or vulnerabilities are exposed in our network, business processes, or daily operations?
With a few simple questions, you’ll get a clearer picture for more protection and support. Now is the time for the right technology, training, and business processes that can strengthen your cyber-resilience.
Learn more about ways cybercriminals can threaten your business, and ways you can protect yourself against possible security breach in the Harvard Business Review article here.
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