No One Is Immune to Hacking
Today’s businesses rely increasingly on corporate IT networks and their connection with the global Internet as the backbone of their sales, sourcing, operating, and financial systems. However, the convenience of global connectivity comes at a cost—the vulnerability of network infrastructures and systems to the malicious actions of cyber criminals and espionage agencies.
On average the US Navy blocks over 110,000 attacks every hour. That is 1833 attacks a minute and 30 attacks a second.
No business, government, nongovernmental, or other organization of whatever size is invulnerable to cyber attacks. Business owners and executives cannot afford to put at risk the security and stability of their operating and financial systems, confidential information, intellectual property, and business transactions to cyber predators through lack of knowledge or initiative.
On average 71% of all email is SPAM, 4.4% is malicious and 0.01% is phishing.
The head of the National Security Agency and U.S. cyber-command said Monday that cyber-attacks shot up 44 percent in 2011 — and now account for the “greatest transfer of wealth in history.”
But who is actually getting hacked?
Large companies, such as Target, Ashley Madison, Hacking Team, Sony, and even third-party applications connected to services like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Apple’s iCloud. It’s no secret that no one is immune to cyber attacks. TheHackerNews wrote a great article summarizing the Top 7 Brutal Cyber Attacks of all time.
So now you’re wondering, what can you do to prevent cyber attacks and malicious programs or emails?
Here are the top five (5) things you can do to help:
- Implement a enterprise level firewall to prevent any unwanted traffic into your network.
- Setup a Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to watch your network for external attacks and proactively block the attacks.
- Use a external vendor for SPAM protection.
- Install a managed anti-virus/malware client on all corporate systems and run multiple scans per day.
- Enforce a strong password creation policy company wide and have all employees change their passwords multiple times year.
With Advanced firewall solutions, Anti-SPAM protection and robust Antivirus and Malware software that is monitored 24/7/365, SaalexIT can help your company provide robust defense against cyber attack. We have industry experts that can help you lock down and secure your business network so you have peace of mind.
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