Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Cybercrime Boom Means Data Breach Risks are Rising

In a challenging economy, even cybercriminals have to work a little bit harder – and they’re working overtime. A 23% overall increase in cybercrime in 2020 so far (and a more than 600% increase in phishing attacks) means that your data is at greater risk than ever before. So what can you do right now to improve data security immediately, and add additional protection that keeps your data safer in the future?  

For the quickest security upgrade, a secure identity and access management solution like Passly has the most immediate bang for your buck. Passwords are a thorny problem for IT departments, but they don’t have to be. By combining multifactor authentication, single sign-on, and secure password vaults with easy management, Passly immediately puts an extra layer of protection between bad actors and your business – and it seamlessly integrates with the business applications that you use every day to start working from day 1.

For a longer term solution, increase security awareness training, especially phishing resistance. Many of today’s most dangerous cyberattacks, like ransomware, have an element of phishing – and the lastest breach news shows that over 90% of incidents that end in a data breach start with a phishing email. Phishing attacks aren’t always attempted with an email attachment either; they can be links, PDfs, even SMS messages. BullPhish ID has simple, plug-and-play phishing training that’s constantly updated to keep your staff ready for the latest threats, including COVID-19 bait.

By taking an approach that combines both a fast fix and continuous improvements in security awareness, businesses can reduce their risk of falling victim to cybercrime like a potentially disastrous data breach and be ready for future threats as they crop up. 

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