There is no silver bullet. Your strategy for defense cannot be singular. You must protect your organization on multiple fronts. Think of it as pillars supporting your company’s information security, those pillars being: security awareness training, policy, and risk assessments.
Now that you know you can buy ransomware off the Dark Web for a couple of bucks, you understand the severity of the cyber risks if you don’t have the appropriate defense structures in place. Given that this threat is only expected to grow and evolve, staying aware of how cybercriminals acquire and release ransomware will help you avoid becoming a target on a day-to-day basis.
The plain truth of the matter is that social media is absolutely necessary in this day and age. If you aren’t connected on at least one platform, you might as well not exist. People rely on your social media sites to find out about your business. So, how do you find the middle-ground between staying relevant and protecting yourself against the threat of releasing too much information? What policies can be enacted? What laws are out there to protect your interests?
WHAT ARE CYBER SECURITY POLICIES?
Cyber security policies are a set of standards of care a company must have for working with information over a computer network. They ensure a company is operating in compliance with state and federal laws. Such policies are made up of lists of protocols and boundaries for employees to abide by, while working with computer systems.
A risk assessment is a document outlining areas of concern. You pay an expert to assess the condition of your business investment, as it pertains to your company’s network security.
No matter how they found it, cybercriminals could be BUYING your identity or account info from some shady dealer on the darknet. Fortunately you can find dark web monitoring services to track down your user information.
Whether it’s drugs, human trafficking, theft of intellectual property or personally identifiable information (PII), or any other criminal activity you can think of, the Dark Web is the playground of today’s cybercriminals. It is where any company, small or large, whose credentials have been compromised, will find them openly for sale to the highest bidder. And that person plans to use them against you.
When you hear about phishing scams, you might picture someone falling for a Nigerian prince scheme they get sent over email or possibly the robocalls you tend to get during tax season. But did you know that such scams are also being conducted by cybercriminals over nearly all social media platforms?
Ever heard of Phishing? It’s any type of attack where a cybercriminal steals your private information by tricking you or somebody else into giving it to them. These attacks are often conducted through spam email that you click on or through theft of your account information, through accessing your pages.
When was the last time that you had Security Awareness Training? It’s the cornerstone of an effective cybersecurity strategy. Anyone in the organization has the potential to be an unintentional insider threat.