Having an understanding of cybercriminal behaviour is the first step in preventing attacks from happening. Cyberattacks on businesses are at an all-time high. Cybercriminals are constantly evolving and coming up with new tactics to gain access to business systems and data. You need to understand where your vulnerabilities are and what you can do to strengthen your cyber defence strategy.
Understand the Origins of Cybercriminal Behaviour
Cybersecurity should form part of the culture of your business. It should not be viewed as something you can do once and leave, it is something that should permeate every aspect of your behaviour when using technology.
Cybercriminals tend to target humans through phishing and social engineering attacks because they rely on human behaviour. Over 90% of cyberattacks are as a result of human error. Weak passwords, sharing credentials, using public Wifi and failing to update applications are things many of us are guilty of doing and they make the job of a cybercriminal that much easier.
Social engineering, such as phishing attacks, are one of the most common methods of cyberattack. Cybercriminals rely on creating a sense of urgency, manipulation of emotions and deception in order to use humans to breach a network.
Limit Vulnerabilities that Keep Your Business at Risk
An effective Security Awareness Training programme (SAT) is a valuable tool for your business. Training your workforce in cybersecurity is vital for business continuity. Keeping your employees educated and informed about cybersecurity is the best way to help them avoid making errors. SAT is about teaching employees to change their behaviour, create best practices and increase awareness of cybersecurity. It empowers your employees with the knowledge and ability to use technology safely.
One way of finding where your vulnerabilities are is by using our Network Penetration Testing service. A network penetration test simulates a real-life cyberattack on your business. this unlocks vulnerabilities in your network, applications, devices and people with a view to learning where your systems and training needs to improve.
If you’re looking for a trusted IT partner to help you and your team build strong defences against cybercriminals, reach out to us today on +44 203 034 2244 or +1 323 984 8908. Alternately, you can contact us online. We will be happy to help you overcome your IT challenges.
Our friendly team will help guide you through your options and will help ensure that you get the right IT Outsourcing contract for your organisational needs. We have engineering bases in the United Kingdom, Europe and Southern California and our group of highly experienced engineers are available 24/7 to assist and ensure that your business’ IT infrastructure is running seamlessly.