What is your web threat protection strategy for 2022?
Ask yourself how many times a month do you get suspicious emails with links to unknown website or malicious attachments that can trigger an intrusion on your business? What about the regular SMS messages purporting to advise you of your latest delivery? How many times have you read about businesses being targeted and held to ransom or having funds stolen or diverted to illegitimate bank accounts.
The web security threat is real, persistent and at some stage will target you and your business. You are responsible for your business network security and safety along with the safety of your clients personal information not to mention your business IP and financial information.
Network security can be confusing for the SME business owner. Next Telecom can help with advice on the right web security application for your business.
Call us on 1300 722 320 for an informal and no obligation discussion and we can assist you to develop a plan to secure your business in 2022.
Protect your business from new and persistent Data Security threats
The list of current web security threats is numbered in the billions and growing. The cost of a Cloud Security Firewall is miniscule compared to the financial and business impacts of a sophisticated web intrusion. Just some of the threats include:
Account Takeover - Attackers pose as a genuine customers to gain entry to an account and then reuse the credentials to commit further fraud.
Bill Fraud - This is where Cyber Criminals insert alternative payment details to divert payments away from the legitimate account.
Brute Force Attacks - Attackers use bots to attempt millions of log ins until the correct one is found, and then use these details to gain entry to account and personal information that can be used in other attacks.
DDoS Attack - Is where the attackers seek to make a website, machine or network inaccessible to the business users by flooding networks with traffic from multiple sites that will render it inoperable or cause it to crash.
IOT Threats - Criminals exploit vulnerabilities in connected IOT devices with malware to gain access to the device or network so they can steal IP or monitor usage for malicious purposes.
Macro Viruses - Are viruses that are often spread through phishing emails containing attachments. Once executed the jump to other documents and is then spread again whenever an innocent user opens what would normally be a legitimate document.
Network Sniffing - Attackers place a sniffer on a network that allows them to monitor a device or hardware that is plugged into the network and track passwords and passcodes.
Phishing - What looks to be a legitimate message compels you to open a malicious attachment or link that leads you to web pages impersonating genuine sites.
Ransomware - Criminals attempt to install malware on to your network devices. Once installed it prompts a pop up directing the user to a website advising them that their files are encrypted and can only be unlocked if a ransom is paid.
Spyware - Once installed on your devices, spyware will track and capture web activity, capture bank log in details and can be used to steal your identity.
Zero Day Exploit - Criminals use sophisticated software to access your devices using a flaw or vulnerability in legitimate software to access your data and steal it. Once identified these flaws are usually patched fairly quickly so the term Zero refers to the same day window in which the flaw can be exploited.