With the rapid adoption of technology in every sector and sphere, PhishingBox knows that the nature of cyber threats has evolved. Cybersecurity is no joke. Whether you have a website, online accounts or any type of web-based infrastructure, you are at risk for a cyberattack. Although the public typically only hears about cyberattacks against high-profile companies, banks and government websites; small businesses are prime targets for cyber criminals. The unprecedented rise in cyber-attacks demands high-end cybersecurity practices be in place and there is a greater demand for competent, skilled and certified security experts in almost all industries.
Several facts from PhishingBox about cybersecurity and why businesses should have regularly scheduled cyber security classes for the security education of their employees:
• Cybercrime is the second most reported crime
• Global cybercrime annual cost is estimated to be more than 100 billion dollars
in 2016 and is estimated to be over 120 billion dollars in 2017
• Cybercrime victimizes over 1.5 million people per day
• Over 30% of organizations around the globe are affected by cybercrime
• Demand for security industry professionals will grow by 37% by 2022
Preventing a spear phishing attack and thwarting phishing scams have come to the forefront for today’s security awareness professionals. PhishingBox is a simple, cost effective solution that allows businesses to reach everyone within their organization. Consistently reinforce the importance of security by educating the right people at the right time and by applying targeted training that changes employee behavior. To be effective, anti-phishing learning objectives must be part of the overall security education training program. PhishingBox can be a critical component of the puzzle for organizations looking to quickly start up an effective phishing training program.
Cybersecurity has changed from an IT-only issue to an organizational problem that requires real leadership working with IT professionals to build a resilient workforce and implement new security policies and strategies. Vulnerable endpoints on your organization’s network could be compromised to launch a cyber-attack. The stakes of the game in cybersecurity are higher than they’ve ever been and they will only get bigger in the years to come. One of the most problematic elements of cybersecurity is the quickly and constantly evolving nature of security risks.
Effective cyber security focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction.
Elements of cybersecurity include:
• Application Security
• Information Security
• Network Security
• Disaster Recovery
• Operational Security
• End-user Education
There are 8 types of cyberattacks businesses need to avoid:
• Malware | Cyber threats including Trojans, viruses and worms
• Phishing | Sent via e-mails and asking users to click on a link to enter
• Password Attacks | Third party trying to gain access to a system
• Denial-of-Service (DoS) Attacks | Focuses on disrupting service to a
• Man in the Middle (MITM) | By impersonating endpoints in an online
information exchange, the MITM can obtain information from the end-user and
entity he or she is communicating with
• Drive-By Downloads | Through malware on a legitimate website, a program
is downloaded to a user’s system just by visiting the site
• Malvertising | A way to compromise a computer with malicious code that is
downloaded to system when clicking on an affected ad
• Rogue Software | malware that masquerades as legitimate and necessary
security software that will keep a system safe
Many people are not aware of the cyber threats lurking on the Internet, partly because online security feels disembodied, like it doesn’t have a practical use. Phishing is the most common cyber security threat. Spear-phishing is a more targeted version of a phishing attack. Ransomware is the most dangerous type of cybersecurity threat.
Cybersecurity challenges demand an organization to face two facts:
• The protection of critical company and customer information is a business
requirement to protect the company’s reputation and enterprise value.
• Even the best programs will experience failure and expose some information
the company would like to protect.
PhishingBox believes confidence in security and privacy is achieved by knowing all the things that can happen and preparing both proactive and reactive solutions