Stated best by Dustin Balser, Senior IT Security Engineer for Resultant, during a recent event, “organizations have to be prepared for cyber attacks 100 percent of the time. A hacker only has to be right one time.”
Every organization is vulnerable. To combat cybercrime, there is no one-size-fits-all solution; however, educating individuals within an organization is the first step in helping secure an organization.
Understanding Cyber Crime
Employees must first have a basic overview of what classifies as cybercrime. Cybercrime is any activity that is conducted with the use of technology (i.e. cell phones, laptops, tablets) that has access to the Internet or another computer network. Some common examples of cybercrime include theft of personal data, fraud, disseminating computer viruses, and stalking.
Recognizing Cyber Crime
Organizations must keep their guard up to thwart these cybersecurity attacks. Training employees on what they might experience with the most common attacks will help identify attacks early. Early identification allows your security team to prepare defenses and, hopefully, render the attacker empty-handed. Popular attacks include:
Protecting Your Organization
Attacks happen to organizations of every size—big and small. In today’s day and age, all organizations must be prepared. Employees must understand the importance of regularly questioning suspicious emails and seeking confirmation from stakeholders before actions are taken.
As technology continues to advance and the world is increasingly connected, the threat of cybercrime will only increase. A key step to keep organizations safe is providing employees with ongoing training pertaining to the latest cybersecurity threats.
At Resultant, we help organizations evolve their existing infrastructure to be ready for the cybersecurity threats of today – and tomorrow. Let us know how we can help.