Do you know the four most common Cyber Security Issues?

Are You Cyber Ready?

just managing these four items will solve your most common Cyber Security Issues

Passwords

The use of stolen credentials accounted for 50% of attacks in 2021

Software Updates

2 out of 3 security breaches would have been prevented by implementing security policies and patching systems

Phishing

Just over one in four employees said they had fallen for a phishing scam at work in the last 12 months

Secure Storage and Sharing

Threats exploiting USB media for initial infection, rose 52% in 2021

By managing a few key areas in your cybersecurity processes, you can safeguard your studio or agency’s creative output, customer data, and ultimately, your financial health. Particularly for small businesses, which are often targeted by cybercriminals due to perceived vulnerabilities, understanding and mitigating these risks is essential. The journey to enhanced cyber security doesn’t have to be daunting or resource-intensive, thanks to a regular operational process.

One of the best ways to be ready for a cyber security event is to understand your business’s current security posture and identifying actionable steps to bolster your defenses. You can start with a checklist and move into something more repeatable and actionable as time goes on. Sometimes, a checklist is just what you need to get started and thwart issues that may come up. 

There are four primary areas of concern. 

They are passwords, software updates, phishing and secure storage and sharing. 

Astonishingly, 50% of cyberattacks in 2021 leveraged stolen credentials, pinpointing weak passwords as a common vulnerability. Strengthening password security through complex “passphrases” and two-factor authentication can dramatically reduce this risk.

Software updates form another critical front in the battle against cyber threats, with two-thirds of security breaches in 2021 being preventable through regular updates and patching. These updates are crucial for fixing security vulnerabilities in widely used programs and operating systems, and timely application is key to safeguarding your systems.

Phishing attacks, which deceived over a quarter of employees into compromising actions last year, emphasize the need for vigilance. Recognizing and responding appropriately to phishing attempts is essential for protecting sensitive data from being exploited.

Lastly, the increasing threats involving USB media, which saw a 52% rise in 2021, highlight the risks associated with using untrusted devices. Avoiding the use of non-secure USBs and ensuring that any used are encrypted is vital for preventing data breaches and protecting your network.

When you operationalize cybersecurity you make that process measurable and repeatable. That’s the goal of operations. Taking those initial, ad hoc, individual heroic activities and moving them to managed, deliberate and efficient. Embrace the journey to cyber readiness with Bluedoor Consulting and transform your approach to cybersecurity from a challenge into a strategic advantage.

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