Millions of devices and security systems were compromised in 2018 because of a large number of data breaches across various different industries. Even though some of the world’s largest corporations, such as Facebook, suffered plenty of consequences, small businesses took the largest portion of the damage.
Cyber-attacks are not only way too common but also too difficult to shake off. The first step toward protecting your device from cyber-attacks is to take appropriate safety measures such as improving your passwords, installing a firewall, and scanning the device for viruses.
The year 2018 was not a very stable year when it came to cybersecurity. We saw many ups and downs, improvements and drawbacks, as well as many attacks that marked the year. There has been a lot of talk about cybersecurity in the past year, which is great because people are becoming more aware of its importance.
Complying to all the regulations of the NIST cybersecurity framework might sound too complex, especially if you don’t have a team of professionals standing by your side. Even though you are not legally required to comply to these regulations, it is highly recommended to do so for the sake of your company’s cybersecurity.
The number of cybersecurity threats and executed attacks is constantly growing and there’s not so much you can do to prevent your business or personal devices from becoming another target. However, it is possible to reduce the risk and exposure towards cybercrime by implementing the core NIST functions in both business and personal life.
With online networks being a mandatory aspect of running a business nowadays, almost every company in the world has created some form of online presence on the internet. As much as the internet has changed the way we do business for the better, it has introduced numerous risks that, unfortunately, come with enormous consequences.
According to GSMA data, 5 billion people in the world own mobile devices that can be connected to the internet. The majority of these devices are used to store, access, and share confidential business files and information on a daily basis.
Taking the right cybersecurity measures on a daily basis can help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of an online attack. Unfortunately, no matter how much effort you put into securing your data, there’s always at least a 10% risk of having your information stolen.
The number of businesses affected by cyberattacks is growing each month. Cybersecurity experts are expecting to see the attacks rise in 2019, meaning companies will have to take security measures more seriously.
Security assessments sound complex, which is why many business owners often neglect them. However, each business, no matter its size or the industry it belongs to, should have its security measures properly assessed in order to ensure all pieces of the puzzle fit together.