Cybersecurity issues are becoming a more often and serious struggle for many businesses, no matter the size or the revenue that it generates. Organisations are even more vulnerable to data breaches since the Covid-19 restrictions were put in place and many businesses were forced to work from home. Accessing corporate data and email without the company’s private internet created many opportunities for data breaches. We gathered a few statistics to summerise the current situation in cybersecurity.
- Opposite to the general public’s opinion – small and medium businesses are just as big of cyberattack targets as big corporations. In fact, small businesses may be targeted even more so since they usually do not have the extra data protection layers or full time IT specialist on-premises and often fall for convincing phishing emails.
- With statistics showing that hackers attack approximately every 39s, it only highlights the importance of cybersecurity and that most of the time workers are not aware of their data being compromised.
- The main cyber attack types are hacking, malware and phishing. Organisations must pay extra attention to protection against these types as often they are difficult to notice and are working to compromise data in the background of workers everyday software.
- A shockingly small number of businesses have their files properly protected. Every business that is not completely certain on their cybersecurity level should get in touch with their IT provider and create a security strategy to protect its data.
Welltel is always staying on top of the latest cyber attack trends and provides trusted and tested protection services to ensure that your business can securely operate no matter where or when.