New Cybersecurity Risks: Are You Prepared?

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The continuous development of digital technology has been highly beneficial for businesses globally. Processing data has become faster, reaching customers has become much easier, and practically everything is much more efficient. But alongside these benefits, there is also a growing cause for concern with cybersecurity threats. Hackers have access to the same advanced technology and have used it to advance their tactics for accessing confidential information.

What Are the Top Cybersecurity Risks Today?

Each year brings new trends in terms of online risks. If you are a business owner, stay aware of the latest threats to keep your business safe and protected. Here are some of the newest cybersecurity risks you should know about.

Automotive Hacking

Many cars today come with automated software that makes travel more efficient and safer. It is ironic, though, that these new safety features also bring with them a different safety hazard, not only for motorists and their passengers.

With the wireless technology used in these systems, users can become exposed to several threats. Hackers will target the most vulnerable of these systems to tap into microphones or even secure control of vehicles. If you plan on using this technology, be ready with suitable cybersecurity measures to counter these threats.

Artificial Intelligence

For some time now, artificial intelligence has helped to create security systems such as face detection technology or natural language processing. But AI is also being used by hackers for modern online warfare. Some AI-based malware can circumvent advanced security protocols and secure access to confidential information.

Mobile Malware Attacks

The growth of mobile devices in the last decade has been phenomenal. Today, practically everyone owns a mobile device. Many people even have two or three that they use, not just for personal use but also for work purposes.

Naturally, hackers are taking advantage of this massive potential. Not only are there millions of prospective victims, but most mobile devices are not even that protected. Hence, the whole mobile community is a gold mine for hackers to collect your information.

Cloud Threats

The cloud is another potential venue for new cybersecurity risks. There have always been strict security measures implemented on clouds because they can be risky. But with the increased use of these online infrastructures comes an increased risk of data leaks or unauthorized access.

Cloud applications come with security protocols. However, as a business owner, you should have your own cybersecurity measures in place for added protection.

Human Error

Amidst all the new cybersecurity risks, the fact remains that human error is the most common cause of data and network security issues. Even with the most advanced security measures, your company will still be at risk for attack unless you educate your employees.

Businesses must conduct employee cybersecurity training regularly. Likewise, it is advisable to do frequent, unannounced readiness checks to see how aware and prepared your staff is to handle online threats like phishing and malware attacks.

Adequate Preparation Is The Best Defense

New cybersecurity risks will always appear, and there’s not much we can do about them. Make sure your business is as protected as it can be from whatever modern threat comes around.

We can help bolster your defenses in multiple ways. We can set up the most impenetrable cybersecurity system for your company. We can equip you with the knowledge and skills to protect your data and network. We can train your staff and turn them into an efficient first line of defense against any online threat.

If you are ready to take your defenses to the next level, call us at 847-260-7475, and we will set you up. 

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