Maintaining organization security against cyber threats last year was a unique challenge. Cybercriminals turned up their execution a notch – targeting specific industry verticals organizations, and even individuals. Increases in the frequency of ransomware, phishing and cryptojacking attacks were experienced by businesses of nearly every size vertical , and locale. Many criminal organizations now leverage the very same types of machine learning AI to help them better understand how to improve the art of their attack.
2018 was also a year of some of the most sensational and successful attacks. Marriott’s 500 million stolen customer record represented the largest data breach in history, reminding organizations that no company is completely safe. Over 184 million ransomware attacks occurred, with damages estimated at over $8 billion. And phishing attacks are now being used to commit fraud that has some businesses out millions of dollars. And in the midst of all this cyber-turmoil, IT organizations have been tasked with trying to establish and maintain a layered security defense that protects the organization and its users, despite the every-changing threat landscape. Much of the constant barrage of threats, attacks, malware, and news stories has got to have some IT organizations deeply worried.
So, let’s look at possible concerns that may be keeping you “up at night”; that is, which aspects of security – from prevention, to attack, to detection, to response – are you most concerned about. Over the next six post, we’re going to take a deep dive into the stuff of nightmares – security concerns that have organizations worried. Six areas to focus on will be:
- Attack Types
- Security Initiatives
- Compliance Security
- User-Related Issues
- Resource Issues
- Executive-Level Concerns
We’ll dig into each area, providing insight into what parts of security have organizations lying awake in their beds, and which ones allow them sleep soundly.
Thank you for the above content in my partnership with KnowBe4 ~ Till next time……Think Before You Click!
Tina Louise ~ https://www.cloudplusservices.com ~ 888.871.6584