5 July 2019 - We are soon approaching the year 2020, and technology is growing exponentially as ever. Most have access to an internet-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops, and we are now joining the epoch of Industry 4.0.
Don't get me wrong. These devices do bring wonders to us, but they also bring many headaches as well. As technology grows exponentially, so is cyber threats. Threat actors are out there consistently iterating sophisticated malware to make use of undiscovered software vulnerabilities to capitalize on personal and sensitive information for their benefit.
And every business or organization utilize technology to its advantage. However, companies are at risk because malicious hackers do not care if your business is small or large — they attack the vulnerable ones.
Are you just relying on antivirus?
- Antivirus that just detect viruses and trojans now and then are no match up against modern, advanced hackers. Malware that they develop goes undetected by most current anti-malware programs.
Are your employees adequately aware of cybersecurity?
- Most employees, especially in small businesses, have no clue at all on cybersecurity. Some might even think that they won't be targeted as their business is small and "insignificant" to hackers. However, hackers often target the weakest link in cybersecurity, which is employee's unawareness of cybersecurity to exploit and break through a company.
Are you a startup or small company in the growth stage?
- Nearly all growing businesses ignore the importance of cybersecurity and not allocating any budget to strengthen their cyber defenses. This defeats the purpose of growing their company when they are putting not just their business, but their clients and employees at risk as well.
Are you currently using any old or out-of-date software?
- This is pretty common, especially for businesses who think that they are safe as long as they are not in an e-commerce business. However, this couldn't be more wrong. Hackers target everyone and anyone that uses a computer and the internet for their business (email communication today is still the largest vector of attack for hackers!). And if your business is using old operating systems (like Windows XP) without moving onto newer versions of operating systems or updating other software or programs that are critical to your business, you would be vulnerable to the latest threats.
If the above points apply to your business, you will need to take swift actions and upgrade your cybersecurity practices as an outdated cybersecurity strategy comes with a considerable cost.
Unox Solutions carries various cybersecurity solutions and security software. We are not tied to one brand because security is just not about brands. Contact us for the best solution designed for your needs.