OVERVIEW

ELEVATED CYBERTHREAT

Cyberattacks have increased significantly in recent years. A cyberthreat report carried out by Cyber Edge Group identified that a record 86% of organisations suffered from a successful cyberattack in 2020/2021. The largest noted increase within the last six years.

With an increasing number of cyberattacks on the rise, it is essential for businesses to have security measures in place and review these frequently. Moremicro work with a range of businesses and industries to provide security solutions that meets business objectives and needs.

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WHAT IS CYBER SECURITY?

Cyber security is the process of protecting electronic devices such as computers, mobile phones, tablets, and networks from cyber attacks. Individuals and organisations are advised to have cyber security measures in place to protect against unauthorised access to valuable data and systems.

TYPES OF CYBER SECURITY THREATS

There are many types of cyber security threats. Here are the most common types of threats:

VIRUS

A computer virus is a malicious code of program designed to spread and infect a system. It has the ability to replicate itself, infecting and corrupting systems within a computer.

MALWARE

Malware is a software which performs a malicious task on a device or network such as taking over a system or corrupting data.

Malware attacks are designed to infect computers and other devices. Examples include Spyware, Trojan horses, Viruses, and Ransomware.

TROJANS

A Trojan is a virus that looks genuine (for example an internal email), but pretends to be something else and can take control of your system or electronic device once clicked on.

RANSOMWARE

Ransomware is a form of malware which prevents a user from accessing their system/ personal files by encrypting their files and asking for a ransom.

PHISHING/SPAM

Phishing is a common type of cyber attack where an individual receives fraudulent communication from what appear to be a legitimate, trustworthy source. This is typically done through email, adverts or sites that you may frequently use. For example, you might receive an email from what appears to be a colleague asking you to change your account credentials.

Other popular communication includes trying to steal and extract personal data such as bank/ card details for financial gain or password reset requests so that hackers can access your personal data.

SPYWARE

Spyware is a software that installs itself on a computer or device and transfers data without the user’s knowledge or permission.

For example, Keylogging or keystroke software which keeps a log of everything you type, websites visited, passwords entered…etc.

While cyber security measures can offer some protection, knowledge and training on cyber safety is key to mitigate attacks.

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