Cisco recently published its midyear security report for 2016, with some fascinating data for security services. Below we’ve detailed the primary takeaways for businesses, and why you should take a hard look at your security procedures and policies for enterprise systems.
Heightened risks for businesses
Ransomware tops the list as the biggest moneymaker for cybercriminals. We know it’s not a new threat, but it has quickly climbed the ladder of profitability for shadow market criminals.
The recent breaches from compromised JBoss application software allowed attackers to access networks that were tied to servers, giving hackers plenty of time to operate their malware.
“The success of recent ransomware attacks against businesses, including several organizations in the healthcare industry, has likely prompted many adversaries to plan similar campaigns in the future. Network and server-side vulnerabilities provide an opportunity for attackers to quietly carry out ransomware campaigns that could potentially affect entire industries.” (Source: Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report)
Lazy security leaves the door open for cybercrime
Recently a local neighborhood had a break-in spree. It was small-time crime and petty theft, but the intruder had confronted a few homeowners and it was concerning. They installed door and window alarms, and made it a routine to check every lock before going to bed at night.
They became aware of a threat and responded for their safety.
Businesses should be doing the same for their company data.
Being proactive and protecting your information saves thousands of hours of heartache and, ultimately saves your bottom line. Living with the “It won’t happen to me” mentality just won’t cut it. In all honesty, it’s probably a matter of when, not if, your business is targeted.
“In 2015, Cisco analyzed 115,000 Cisco devices on the Internet and across customer environments to draw attention to the security risks due to organizations not properly maintaining aging infrastructure or patching vulnerable operating systems.⁴ 106,000 of the 115,000 Cisco devices—92 percent—had known vulnerabilities in the software they were running.” (Source: Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report)
Ninety-two percent! 92% of the surveyed customers were running software with known vulnerabilities. Take the time to protect your company properly.
Integrate a new enterprise security solution
There are steps you can take right now to protect your data and stop cybercriminals from targeting your enterprise structure, without investing in a complete overhaul of legacy systems.
You can protect sensitive data by integrating a multi-factor authentication method for your enterprise servers and systems. Are you using 1- or 2-factor authentication? Read more about business vulnerability with 2-factor authentication from Cyber Solutions Technologies (CST).
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Focusing on enterprise mobile cybersecurity, Cyber Solutions Technologies offers patented cybersecurity software authentication (3-factor) solutions for your business. This software enables employees to protect corporate data and safely carry their own personal files and records on their mobile devices.
This technology is immediately available for cross-platform integration and will help secure a digital footprint when accessing mobile devices in public wi-fi spots, while traveling and on unfamiliar networks.
We’re ready to work alongside you to protect what’s important. What are you doing today to keep your business information safe?
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