Your Business is at Risk from Cyber-Attacks
Posted on 27 January 2015
Cyber Attacks on the Increase – Are You Prepared?
Cyber-attacks are a constant threat to businesses. If you become the victim of a successful breach, you are at risk of data and revenue loss alongside inevitable decreased productivity.
It’s not just the big, international companies that are being targeted. Small and mid-market enterprises (SMEs) are equally vulnerable and attacks are on the increase. It’s essential that you’ve got proper precautions in place to protect your business and ensure online security.
What’s the risk?
Cyber-attacks come in many forms, assaulting your business from all angles. The most common cyber threats that your business faces fall into three categories:
1. Web Application Protection
• SQL Injection
Structured Query Language (SQL) injection is a method used to maliciously insert code into your business system. In this way, the attacker can gain access to your resources and change data before you even notice there’s been a breach.
• DOS Attack
Denial of Service (DOS) attacks restrict your organisation’s access to its own resources and services. This threatens your data security while resulting in loss of productivity and revenue.
Cross-site Mapping attacks are when malicious coding is concealed in a link that appears to be from a legitimate, innocent source. If you or a member of staff clicks on one of these links, your whole organisation could be put at risk.
2. Content Control
• Spyware and Viruses
Spyware is tracking software that gives an attacker access to your data. A virus is made up of code which, once placed into your system, can corrupt or destroy data.
• Content Filtering
Content Filtering screens websites and emails, denying access to those deemed unsafe or inappropriate.
• Social Media Regulation
Do you know exactly what your staff are looking at online? Simply monitor and regulate how employees use social media.
3. End-Point Security
Phishing is a huge threat to data security. It describes an attack used to fraudulently acquire sensitive personal information. For example, an attacker may pose as a reputable company via email, requesting passwords or credit card details. They can then use this information however they like.
Malware is any malicious software that will disrupt and destroy computer systems. It can get into your system via many paths including email attachments and internet downloads.
• Data Protection
It is essential have data protection in place to defend your business from cybercrime.
What can you do?
In order to properly protect your business and staff, it is important to defend against all of these risks.
To help you to understand the different cyber threats and what you can do to protect against them, Enhanced are running a free Cyber Security Threat Prevention seminar on Wednesday 28 January, 9.00am - 12 noon. Come to Enhanced’s Head Office, Poole, and learn how to improve your online security and protect your data.
We have invited two experts in the field of IT security to run the session, giving their insight and tips to help you defend your business and staff. Their knowledge and advice has been invaluable to countless businesses and this seminar is a fantastic opportunity to benefit from their expertise.
• Dave Lomax, from Barracuda, has over 15 years’ of experience in IT security and cryptography. Five of these years have been spent in Silicon Valley managing large scale security deployments across many sectors.
• Mark James, from ESET, is a specialist in IT security in the UK. He brings with him 25 years’ of experience in computing and has been part of ESET’s UK customer support since the company came to this country.
Both industry experts will talk about how you can protect your business using best-in-class security. Take action to keep your business safe and don’t miss this rare opportunity.
Book your free place now.
What: Cyber Security Threat Prevention seminar
Where: Enhanced’s Head Office, Poole, Dorset
When: Wednesday 28 January 2014, 9.00am - 12 noon
Who: Dave Lomax, Barracuda and Mark James, ESET