What Is a Human Firewall? Strengthen Your Company’s Security

As data breaches become more common and cyber security emerges as one of the most important considerations for large organizations in the information age, cost-effective methods of reducing security threats are heavily sought after. Luckily, human firewalls are a great addition to traditional security measures that can strengthen the weakest links in the company, reduce data loss and theft, and maintain a secure environment with reduced technological intervention.

Infostealer malware on the rise: What to know to stay secure

Experts predict that malware attacks in 2021 will happen about every 11 seconds. It seems like not only do cyberattacks occur multiple times every day, but hackers come up with new versions in record time. One example of a new type of malware, known as infostealer malware, is on the rise, posing a significant threat to businesses of all sizes in various industries.

The 7 Top Cybersecurity Threats to Watch Out for This Year

As a business owner, you need to be aware of the top cybersecurity threats to your company. That way, you can take the proper steps to avoid having your data compromised and suffering major financial repercussions…

There's no doubt that the digital transformation has brought enormous benefits to multiple industries like healthcare, legal, retail, construction, etc.

Tech tip of the month: Make cybersecurity everyone’s business

Robust security tools are necessary and essential to any workplace. However, solely relying on them to keep your company protected is not enough. You also need to fortify the human element of your cybersecurity.

A Proofpoint report states that more than 99% of cyberattacks require human interaction (e.g., clicking on a link, enabling a macro, or opening a file). This shows that cybercriminals are targeting people more than IT systems and infrastructure “because sending fraudulent emails, stealing credentials, and uploading malicious attachments to cloud applications is easier and far more profitable than creating an expensive, time-consuming exploit that has a high probability of failure,” says Kevin Epstein, vice president of Proofpoint’s Threat Operations.

Start 2020 with a strong cybersecurity strategy for your business

For the past few years, a week never seemed to go by without news of another data breach, malware attack, or hacking scandal. Unfortunately, cybercrime is projected to rise in this new decade, which will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually by 2021, double the $3 trillion total from 2015.

These numbers reinforce the importance of having robust cyber defenses, which a multilayered IT security strategy can deliver.