How is today’s cyberthreat disguised? Many business owners think cybersecurity is simply protecting operations from viruses or direct hacking. Cyberthreats are ever-evolving and disguised in a multitude of ways, but all cyber threats have the same goal: disruption. Knowing these risks, in conjunction with the working with the right Managed Services Provider, protects you from costly data breaches that hurt your business and reputation.
Safeguard operations by understanding how today’s cyberattacks work to cause disruption. Learn more about the new breed of cyberthreat and how to avoid them.
A new breed of cyberthreat
Cryptojacking is also known as cryptomining malware or stealth mining. This new breed of cyberthreat is on the rise. In 2018, 25% of all businesses were victims of some form of cryptojacking malware attack. Cryptojacking malware runs silently in the background of an infected device through legitimate apps to steal computing resources for running cryptocurrency mining programs.
To avoid this type of threat, businesses need a network management provider. Threats must be monitored with relevant anti-malware software that constantly hunts for suspicious behavior in the IT environment.
Ransomware is also known as encryption ransoms or cryptowalls. Scammers use a type of malware that locks down a system and its data behind a paywall to extort money. Preventing access to a computer via lockscreens or through encryption that blocks access to data is how scammers achieve this goal. The information remains encrypted, or the user remains locked out until a ransom is paid.
Anti-ransomware protection, above all, requires frequent updates and monitoring and is most efficiently managed and maintained by using a network partner.
Malware and Viruses
Malware and Virus threats are increasingly targeting mobile users. These attacks are also known as Trojan horses, spyware or worms. Malware and viruses are malicious computer programs that give hackers full access to an organization’s private data and devices. Scammers gain control of a targeted device, allowing them to access passwords, disable security settings, and cause disruption.
To avoid this type of threat, use robust network security tools that detect malicious apps, and mitigate the damage if hackers breach a network.
To avoid this type of threat, use robust network security tools that detect malicious apps and mitigate the damage if hackers breach a network.
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Network security, however, is simple with Managed Services for retail and hospitality. Handling the day to day tasks keeps you busy enough without trying to stay ahead of updates or worrying about antivirus definitions.
Fortify your network with real-time monitoring of software and hardware performance, firewall management, remote cloud backup and other solutions that protect your operations.