As you will probably be well aware Malware and web-based cyber attacks have been constantly in the news recently, with big businesses and corporations having been affected. Malware and web-based cyber attacks are the most popular forms of online attack that are growing in their complexity and method of delivery.
Malware includes viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware, spyware, adware, etc. and is primarily installed via phishing schemes. When you click on rogue links or open malicious attachments, you unknowingly give hackers remote access to infect your systems.
One wrong move and sensitive company data or personally identifiable information, could become encrypted and/or stolen.
Ransomware is the malware of choice now. You may have heard of CryptoWall, Cryptolocker and now Locky, malicious software that locks you out of your files and demands ransom payment for recovery. Factoring in this ongoing trend, cybercrime is becoming increasingly costly.
But how likely is it that a Malware or Cyber threat will impact your business?
And what security skills does your business need to ensure it’s safety?
Here are some statistics that will provide you with insight into the dangers of Malware and cyber attacks and what skills your business will need to protect its self.
Should you beware of Ransomware?:
Today’s ransomware landscape has grown exponentially over the past two years and continues to rise. Without proper protection and defenses, you and your business are vulnerable to the increased volume of threats to your IT systems. Below are the annual number of discovered ransomware families, and this figure is only set to increase in 2018.
Information Security- Does your business lack these important tools and processes?:
Due to the quickly evolving cybersecurity landscape, many businesses lack the ability to keep up and are ill-prepared for the threats that exist today. Below are the percentage of organizations that don’t have the following threat detection tools and processes in place.
The Top 5 Security Skills your business needs in 2018:
Across the board, small and medium-sized businesses trail their larger counterparts in their need for skill improvement, specifically when it comes to IT security. However, they can look to partner with managed service providers (MSPs) in order to bridge this skills gap and gain access to the expertise needed to stay protected, including these top 5 IT security skills.
The use of online malware and web-based cyber attacks by hackers is only set to grow in both complexity and methods of delivery. It is therefore crucial that you ensure both you and your business are protected to prevent any data security nightmares from developing.