We all know that having online protection is important. However, you may not realize just how important it is and what kind of protection you truly need. You may have not ever taken the time to think about what cyber security means or what it looks like. That is completely ok! That’s why we are here to tell you about the 5 big, important topics you should know about cyber security protection.
1. Social Engineering Attacks aka Phishing
Now you may be thinking, “phishing, where’s the lake?” However, in the online world, the lake is metaphorical and spans all online access points. The term “phishing” means “the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.” Some of these you could look at and with very little effort recognize as being a scam. However, you must be careful with all messages you receive because some hackers will work to make their scam look as legitimate as possible. They want you to not think twice about clicking on something. However, that something may be a trojan horse waiting to infiltrate your network and cause even more trouble. This may be why it is one of the most common ways cyber attacks are done.
2. The cost of employee security awareness training (cyber security course)
Cybersecurity is not cheap. Making sure you and your information are safe is important, yet also expensive. Making sure your employees are aware of the need for cybersecurity is also of the utmost importance. It may be an investment, but it is one that in the long run will prove to be more beneficial than if you were to trust your employees to know they are aware of cyber security threats. Investing in a cyber security course that covers the most important cyber security issues will assist your business overall, not hurt it.
3. Types of Cybersecurity (Cloud security, network security, critical infrastructure security etc.)
Cybersecurity is not a one-size-fits-all thing. There are different types of security that fall into different aspects of cyber security networks. For example, cloud security focuses on any and all data that is stored in a cloud system, whereas network security focuses on secure networks and that information that is shared across networks is safe. The advantages of cybersecurity across these multiple platforms are the option to have all of these options in the first place. The need for cybersecurity across each aspect of your online network is just as important as another one. If you think one aspect of your system is not as secure, then you may want to actively consider improving your security measures.
4. Cybersecurity threats
As previously mentioned, phishing is one of the most common techniques used by cyber attackers to gain access to your systems. By innocently clicking on a link sent to you by a hacker pretending to be a trusted source, you open the door to more attacks. Ransomware attacks (where a hacker will hold data hostage until you pay them to regain control, and even then that is not a guarantee they will return access to you) are some of the most common as they will prey on your need for specific files.
5. Cybersecurity Issues
Issues around cybersecurity include the aforementioned phishing threats, ransomware attacks, and other forms of cyber security threats such as MITM attacks (or Man-in-the-Middle attacks), and more. The issues these causes are not just the lack of security but can cause continuous problems even after you think they have been resolved. Copies of data may have been made by hackers, they may have taken secure consumer information, or even worse, they have total control over your systems.
You may already (unknowingly) be at risk for a cyberattack. We at Trava are here to help make sure that you are at the lowest possible risk for a cyber security threat. Our new risk assessment and vulnerability scanner tools are built exclusively to test your security and make sure that you are up to par with cybersecurity standards