Six reasons why cyber crime is increasing, and what you can do about it

There is a disconnect between Security and Operations within many companies, which can lead to a ‘SecOps Gap’.

In turn, this lack of coordination can lead to a loss of revenue, increased costs, and damage to a company’s brand, as well as the failure to meet regulatory requirements and big fines.

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The 6 key reasons that cyber crime is increasing are:

  1. The cost of data breaches continues, which has increased 29% to an average of $4 million per incident.
  2. Breaches caused via mobile devices.
  3. Malware embedded in legitimate applications, targeting poorly secured Wi-fi spots, stealing passwords, and more in their quest to steal information.
  4. Unauthorised products with weak security controls in the corporate cloud.
  5. Zombie servers.
  6. Known vulnerabilities that are not patched in time. 

What can you do to protect your organisation from cyber crime?

We recommend focusing on the following areas:

Security architecture: Do you know where your weak spots are? Penetration testing will help you understand where your vulnerabilities are, then deploy the right solutions to protect your network.

Vulnerability management: In an ever-changing threat landscape you can’t afford to stand still. On going vulnerability management services keep pace with new threats and identify new vulnerabilities so you can deploy appropriate solutions, or modify information security policies and procedures.

Identify & Access Management (IAM): Manage access levels and block hackers & unauthorised login attempts with a robust IAM strategy and the right tools to ensure your users can get on with work, without compromising security.

If you’re concerned about cyber security threats and the impact they could have on your organisation, book a free cyber security health check with our expert team.

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