This article enlists the common errors companies should avoid when it comes to countering cyber threats and to stay on a safer side.
- Not being serious about cyber threats
Many companies don’t take their security aspects seriously. Everyone is aware about the hackers that they have a knack for stealing personal data and money, but a few realize that the theft of monetary and intellectual property affects the company significantly. Crimes like murder and armed robbery trigger our emotions but only a few people are aware of the real crime happening in the virtual world. The criminals have permeated the virtual world that has rendered them easily accessible to preserve their anonymity which makes it very easy for them to commit various kinds of cybercrime.
- Lack of knowledge
To establish protection against cyber threats, you need to understand the types of cyberattacks taking place, the programs these hackers use and the weakest points of your security systems. You will find many consultants who deem experts in cybersecurity, but who cannot address to the question about the implementation of counterattacking these hacking practices. Many bigshot companies integrate Threat Intelligence teams like Elijaht to protect themselves from the current cyberattacks as well as the ones being developed by the hackers.
- Wrong risk assessment
Many business owners believe that they are protected from cyber threats and they have not been compromised since years. But this is an illusion. Our team has noticed that computers are compromised by numerous hacker groups working independently. Certainly, many people invest in establishing a protective perimeter, but they aren’t always aware of the existing kinds of cyberattacks. A fortune goes to waste. When it comes to investing another case, many companies claim that they cannot believe that hackers used an attack vector on them.
- Wrong technology
Many companies seek antivirus protection. But our extended expertise and research proves that protection from antivirus is merely not enough to keep the hacker attacks at bay. As a rule of thumb, when it comes to investigating an incident, we come across many cases where anti viruses are installed on the computers with all up-to-date databases. But, hackers manage to combat this protection and steal monetary and intellectual property. Hackers are now faster and less apparent. They tend to use readymade software modules that are accumulated to build a specific attack, fileless malware and automated processes that leaves zero artifacts in a compromised computer. Hence, protection technology needs to be evolved too.