In our increasingly connected world, cybersecurity is more important than ever. It’s estimated that there are over 1 billion cyber attacks each year, and that number is only expected to grow.
While we all need to be vigilant about protecting our personal information, businesses have an especially important role to play in cybersecurity. After all, it’s not just our personal data at stake – businesses hold the keys to our economy, our infrastructure, and our sensitive information. If you’re a business owner, it’s going to be one of the most important things you ever invest in.
If a company’s system is compromised, it can lose important data or trade secrets. This can damage the company’s reputation. Hackers can use a company’s systems to launch attacks on other companies or individuals. This can cause financial damage and legal liability for the victim. Companies can also get compromised by ransomware attacks.
Cybersecurity is important for businesses of all sizes and in all industries. Any business that uses computers or stores data electronically is vulnerable to attack. While large businesses are often targets because of their size and the valuable data they store, small businesses are also at risk. In fact, small businesses are often seen as easy targets because they often have weaker security measures in place. At DragonTech, we provide cybersecurity for a number of different businesses, ranging from small to large. We can also provide a cybersecurity audit for your business.
The evolving cybersecurity landscape
With the rapid advancement of digital technologies, the cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving. Cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated and widespread, and the potential damages are increasing. Businesses of all sizes need to be aware of the latest cybersecurity threats and take steps to protect themselves.
Cybercrime is a growing problem worldwide. According to a report from Norton by Symantec, global cybercrime damages are escalating at an alarming rate. This increase is due to a number of factors, including the growing number of connected devices, the rising value of data, and the expanding attack surface.
As the number of devices and people connected to the internet continues to grow, so does the opportunity for cybercriminals. There were an estimated 7.1 billion connected devices in 2017, and this is expected to reach 20.4 billion by 2020. This growth offers more opportunities for cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities and gain access to sensitive data.
The value of data is also increasing. Blockchain technology is being used to create new forms of digital currency, such as Bitcoin, that are not subject to government regulation or control. As these currencies become more popular, they are also becoming more valuable. This makes them an attractive target for cybercriminals seeking to profit from cybercrime.
The attack surface is also expanding as businesses increasingly rely on third-party service providers for critical services such as cloud computing and data storage – we explained in our previous blog that not all companies that offer cloud services will provide backups for them. This reliance creates new opportunities for cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities and gain access to sensitive data. In addition, the use of mobile devices is growing rapidly, which creates new risks associated with losing or misplacing these devices, and considering they can be accessed sometimes with a picture of their owner, this can be really dangerous if they contain important information.
Cybersecurity at Home
Cybersecurity is important for everyone, but it is especially important for those who work from home. A recent study by Kaspersky found that 30% of people work from home at least occasionally, and of those, 34% do not have any security measures in place to protect their devices or data.
This lack of security can have serious consequences. One in five people who work from home have experienced a cyber attack, and of those, almost half (45%) lost money as a result. The most common types of attacks are viruses and malware (30%), followed by phishing emails (28%).
There are several steps you can take to protect yourself from these attacks, including installing anti-virus software, using strong passwords, and being careful about what you click on or download. For more tips, you can check out our blog post on cybersecurity for remote workers. A good firewall will also help!
Ultimately, it’s always a good idea to invest in cybersecurity, and we are always happy to talk to you about helping you protect your equipment against cyber threats. Feel free to get in contact with us if you have any concerns.
DragonTech IT Services is a Managed IT Services Provider based in Chattanooga, TN. We provide enterprise-grade Security, Privacy, and Efficiency for your small business. Our services range from simple tech support to fully managed IT, Cybersecurity, Data Compliance, and Digital Marketing services. Contact us today to learn more.