Avoid loss of data, business and reputation, as well as potential financial and legal consequences.

Cyber attacks are becoming more common, and one of the most problematic aspects of cyber security is the rapidly and constantly evolving nature of the threat. Resources tend to be focussed on the most crucial system components to protect against the most severe known threats, leaving some less important components undefended resulting in weaker protections against minor threats.

Cyber attackers no longer focus solely on large organisations. They are increasingly seeing smaller businesses as attractive targets, often due to their weaker security. Many companies mistakenly believe that they are not at risk, and implement fewer security measures to protect themselves. But nobody is safe from a cyber attack - anyone could become a victim.

 

There are 4 main types of cyber security threats:

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software which is designed to extort money by blocking access to files or the computer system until the ransom is paid. Paying the ransom does not guarantee that the files will be recovered or the system restored.


Malware

Malware is intrusive software designed to damage and destroy computers and computer systems. The best way to protect yourself is to have defences that provide vital visibility and breach detection. To remove malware you need to identify the malicious files by constant scanning. Once identified the malware can be removed.


Phishing

Phishing is the practice of sending fraudulent emails that resemble emails from reputable sources. The aim is to steal sensitive data like credit card numbers and login information. It’s the most common type of cyber attack. You can help protect yourself through education or a technology solution that filters malicious emails.


Social Engineering

Social engineering is when the hacker attempts to exploit human psychology to trick you into revealing sensitive information instead of using technical hacking techniques breaking into software.


There are a few ways to protect yourself and your organisation against a cyber attack. At Computer Forensic Specialists we can offer a range of services to help you become more cyber secure, incorporating application security, information security and network security.

 

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