Corporate data breaches have become as simple as gaining access to an organization’s network. Despite increased emphasis on data security, cybercriminals are constantly devising new ways to access networks and obtain sensitive data. Whether this is accomplished through sophisticated social engineering techniques, malware, or supply chain attacks, you can help bolster your cyberculture and prevent systems from being hacked by following these simple tips.
More than just technology and technical controls are involved in cybersecurity. While technical controls are essential, the heart of your cybersecurity strategy should be its people. How people interact with emails, data, and cloud applications has a direct impact on your organization's security posture.
Businesses that invest heavily in cybersecurity tend to prioritize technology over the human factor, which continues to be the primary risk of cybersecurity. Cybercriminals use different methods of infiltration, like phishing emails, utilizing risky websites and apps, taking advantage of employees’ weak passwords, and so on. Employees themselves are the first line of defense for a company. As such, cybersecurity initiatives need to be directed towards fortifying their employees.
No matter how tech-savvy people are, cybercriminals frequently deceive employees with sophisticated phishing techniques. These simple tips can help combat phishing attempts and remediate future ones.