We’ve all used public WiFi way too many times without even being aware of the dangers lurking behind it. It’s difficult to resist connecting to public networks because they are readily available and absolutely free.
Large companies are the most common targets for cybersecurity attacks. However, that doesn’t mean that small or medium-sized businesses are outside the danger zone. In fact, hackers are likely to target a small business or organization because they tend to have poor cybersecurity systems compared to large corporations.
Losing data from your mobile or desktop devices can be extremely stressful, especially if you lose important confidential files. Unfortunately, users lose data due to many reasons such as physical damage of the device, security breaches, or accidental deletions.
Passwords and pins have become such an old-school feature. Who uses passwords anymore? It seems like everyone has switched to biometrics as the most popular feature of newer smartphone devices. Biometrics such as fingerprint ID, face recognition, and even eye scans are becoming more and more common, even on the lower budget smartphones.
Mobile apps are widely used both for personal and business purposes. They’re convenient, easy to use, and in most cases free. However, there is a big downside to using many apps on your device, especially if you run a business or have employees who work for you.
One of the most common questions when it comes to following the NIST framework is when you should start implementing response plan procedures. Let’s say that you already have a response plan in place (which you should, as the response plan is one of the most important aspects of an online security system). In order for your response plan to come to action, you must first detect a threat or potential security risk in your system or network.
Most small business owners are way too occupied with marketing and sales that they forget the importance of cybersecurity. Many businesses grow and succeed without ever creating a cybersecurity policy. Their cybersecurity habits change only after they become affected by a cyber attack.
Spotting unusual activities in your system is crucial for preventing a cyber attack or at least stopping it from causing too much damage. However, it takes an experienced eye to spot a change in the system that might be caused by an external or even internal threat.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's framework, better known as the NIST framework, is not in any way mandatory by law but it has become a necessity in cybersecurity. The number of cybersecurity risks is not expected to drop any time soon, which means businesses and organizations will have to continue their battle against cybercrime.
Billions of businesses all over the world operate online, whether completely or partially. Each business or company that uses IoT, cloud storage solutions, online platforms, or any other form of internet technologies is exposed to an inevitable risk of cyber-attacks.