4 Of The Scariest Threats To Your Client's Network
by Abbie-Lee Hollister, on October 29, 2018
1. RansomwareThere’s nothing more frightening than the idea of not being able to access the critical information, files and applications. Ransomware isn’t a new threat – it’s been infecting networks and sending shivers down IT teams’ spines for years now. What is alarming, however, is how quickly new ransomware samples are appearing and how fast this threat has grown. Making matters worse, hackers are now demanding higher ransom amounts. Ransomware can be injected into your clients network in a number of different ways, meaning that security is best when it is layered with a NG Firewall, Endpoint Security and File Security.
2. Phishing Attacks
Another hair-raising threat to your client's network is an attack that comes as a result of phishing. These types of infections are akin to a hunter setting a trap and waiting nearby for its catch. A hacker creates an email message that looks to be from a real and reputable sender. The recipient is tricked into opening the message, which usually includes a malicious link to an infected website or attachment that unleashes malware within the network.
3. Brute Force Attacks: Determined Hackers Break Down Walls
4. Human Error
Some of the best horror story twists happen when the monster has been inside the house with the victim all along, and security breaches that occur due to human error are no different. After all, many company leaders and IT managers don’t consider the risk that a company’s own employees can create.
Almost half of all security breaches happen because of errors made on the part of users. These include a failure to follow procedures, overall carelessness as well as not keeping up with the most current threats.
It’s invaluably important to be aware of the latest techniques hackers are using so that your Managed Service operation can offer the most appropriate protection for your clients.
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