Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Top Cybersecurity for 2020 include:

  • Data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records in the first half of 2019. (RiskBased)
  • 71% of breaches were financially motivated and 25% were motivated by espionage. (Verizon)
  • 52% of breaches featured hacking, 28% involved malware and 32–33% included phishing or social engineering, respectively. (Verizon)

The most common causes of data breach:

  • Weak and Stolen Credentials, a.k.a. Passwords
  • Back Doors, Application Vulnerabilities
  • Malware

Basic preventive measures:

  • Update systems (implement patches and updates on a timely basis)
  • Train Users on Security
  • Monitor activity and perform on-going risk assessments

Email and texting

Based on Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report, email continues to be the most common attack vector (96%).

The problem with email and texting is exactly what makes it great. Email and texting are simple and efficient. However, is this same simplicity and efficiency that makes it easy for cyber criminals to exploit.

Just be wary when using emails and texts.

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Mobile Devices

In the United States we have been lucky and naive as we continue to depend on mobile devices to simplify our lives without considering the consequences of this dependence. For example, it should not be a surprise to anyone that cybercriminals already hack home security networks on an ongoing basis.

While there are some actions you can take to defend and protect yourself and your family, the key is to be aware of the trend and consider security on everything you do.

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