Our world is increasingly reliant on technology and whilst these technological advancements create huge benefits for the workplace, they can equally become a threat to your business’s cyber security.
Defending your business from IT security threats is something that should not be overlooked. Computer hackers and cyber criminals never stand still – their technological ability constantly evolves posing threats to every industry.
Business leaders need to continually invest in their cyber security to ensure it remains robust and always moves with the times, reacting to any new potential risks. Now, with businesses outsourcing everything from HR to social media, you must ask why you wouldn’t do the same for your cyber security?
The most common causes of a cyber attack
There can be many reasons behind a motivated cyber-attack, however, they usually fall into one of three categories: criminal, political, or personal. Those with a criminal motive will usually strike with the goal of financial gain, and those with political intentions will do so with the desire of exposure for their cause. Whilst those with personal interest will most likely come from a former disgruntled employee with the determination to cause as much disruption and damage to a business as possible.
The most common threats among cyber attacks
Malware: Malware is a software specifically designed to interfere with a computer’s normal function, infecting systems and networks in order to gain access to sensitive information. Examples of common malware are viruses, worms, trojan viruses, spyware, adware and ransomware.
Phishing: The goal of any phishing attack is to steal sensitive information such as financial or login information – or to install malware onto a target’s device. Criminals are increasingly becoming smarter in their means of obtaining such information, mimicking reputable, trusted organisations in their quest to obtain sensitive information deceiving a victim into opening an email or text message. The recipient is then fooled into clicking a malicious link, which can lead to the installation of harmful malware.
Ransomware: Ransomware is a form of malware designed to encrypt files on a target device, rendering those files and the systems they rely on unusable.
Viruses: A virus is a harmful program intended to spread from computer to computer and across networks, as well as other connected devices. These self-copying threats are usually designed to damage a device or steal data.
At Ghost Enterprises, our cybersecurity solutions are designed to protect your data, computers, servers, networks and mobile devices from malware, viruses, unauthorised access from hackers and any other form of cyberattack. Our IT experts will spend time assessing your IT infrastructure to identify any areas of weakness before providing you with a strategy to secure your systems and company data.
Businesses should also consider moving their data to a managed cloud-based solution. At Ghost Enterprise we continually make significant investments in G-Host, our cloud-based data centre to ensure ultimate data security protection for our clients. By using the latest in innovation and high-specification technology, we can keep your data safe and secure. Your data can also be more closely managed with G-Host as security access can be granted or removed instantly, a priority for businesses with hybrid or remote workers.
To learn more about how we can help your business protect what’s important – your data. Please contact one of our IT experts and book your IT consultancy today.
– By Holly