Cybercriminals are constantly tweaking their crafty methods to maximize the public impact. Today, scammers are finding the most success reaching a wide audience through social media. With over 3 billion social network users around the world, the number of online fraud cases and social media attacks are steadily on the rise.
If you’ve become accustomed to browsing the web in public places while utilizing free hotspots, you may want to think twice before you connect your personal devices again. Available just about anywhere, public Wi-Fi has made our lives much easier but has also created a new security concern.
Between workplace and personal use, a majority of our lives are spent online. However, in the midst of our increasingly technological society, identity theft is quickly becoming a growing trend. Since we spend so much of our time on the internet every day, it is extremely important to understand how to keep personal information safe.
When it comes to cyber threats, attackers follow the same formula. Typically, cyber criminals will rely on the fastest and easiest means to the biggest reward, and this year won’t be any different. Despite technological advances, there is very little that changes faster than the cyber security landscape. As businesses eliminate one threat, multiple threats always seem to follow. Fortunately, the events of 2018 have left us with a trail of clues for the types of major cyber threats we can expect to see in the coming year.
It is no surprise that if you have unsecured or poorly secured digital information, it may be stolen, hacked or breached at some point. Cyber criminals are always on the lookout for data that they can use for personal, unlawful, gains. In recent years, the number of extortion scams that have come to light, and the sheer volume of data hacks that have occurred, suggest that targeted phishing has gone mainstream. Fraudsters have been continually evolving their methods of deceit, launching scams on a global level and masking their attacks with greater authenticity, creativity and sophistication.
At GlassHouse Systems, we believe that whether your enterprise IT setup is simple, sophisticated, interactive, or complex, you need to adopt a holistic and proactive security strategy. We have over 25 years of cross-industry experience in designing, implementing and managing IT security solutions in-house, remotely and in the cloud. Our technical experts have led turnkey projects to fully deploy security solutions such as SIEM, IAM, Endpoint Security, as well as Network Security Solutions. Our systematic health check of your IT systems along with a consultative approach will help you build and implement policies and processes aligned with your enterprise security goals.
Contact us to learn more about our cyber security management solutions, or leave a comment below for more information on how to deal with targeted phishing.
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