It’s the most wonderful time of the year…before the gift wrapping, ornament hanging, and tree trimming. Once again, we’re approaching Cyber Monday. This day is the holy grail of the holiday shopping season, and it’s also a holiday of sorts for cyber criminals. Widely touted as “hacker heaven,” Cyber Monday can pose some serious threats to consumers and businesses alike if necessary precautions aren’t taken.
To help prepare for Cyber Monday, here’s a roundup of VoIP Innovations’ top blogs on cyber security:
Top Four Cyber Security Threats Every Organization Must Consider
This blog outlines four major cyber threats to keep on the top of your mind. Some attacks, for example, are so threatening that spammers have robbed businesses of over $100,000 in recent months without having even attacked them; business paid up to avoid what they thought were legitimate attacks. On a related note, check out this blog of ours on four innovative ways hackers are attacking companies this year.
Jailbreaking: What It Is and How It Can Affect Your Business
If an employee tampers with his or her personally-owned device and then brings it into the workplace, attackers may be able to gain unauthorized access to the organization’s underlying network. With more consumers using their mobile devices to shop online during Cyber Monday (25 percent of consumers did so last year), jailbreaking can pose a serious threat not only to businesses, but to employees at a personal level as consumers.
Cyber Insurance is Finally Gaining Traction
With the average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $3.8 million in 2015, cyber insurance has emerged as a solid form of protection against cyber security threats like identity theft, compromised data and even damaged brand reputability. From a business perspective, this blog is a pretty fascinating read.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: education is the best defense against any sort of business threat. Taking the necessary precautions will ensure hackers won’t walk away with a sweet deal this Cyber Monday.
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