In a previous post, we have spoken about how employee mobiles can pose a security risk. But what about ex-employees? They are one of the biggest threats to small and medium-sized businesses. Ex-employees can cause threats to your business unknowingly or with malicious intent. It is important to understand how to prevent ex-employees from compromising your business to keep your business secure.
Mobile phones are no longer just phones; they are constant companions. For most people, it is the last thing they look at before going to sleep, and the first thing their eyes seek when they wake up in the morning. Smartphones are not used for just personal purposes; they are increasingly involved in the workplace too.
Studies on cybersecurity events show that between 70 and 90% of data breaches are caused by simple human error. Shocking information, right! Recently the huge hike in cybercrime rates also proves that no business is immune to the risk of a cyber-attack. That is why cybersecurity training is vital for employees. Training your employees is a great way to provide an extra layer of resilience to cyber-attack.
We all lock our houses when we are not home, and these days we add an extra layer of security like a card or thumbprint reader that must be used in combination with the key for unlocking. It’s the same for your personal data stored in your device or online. With cybercrime events on an increasing trend, it’s essential to take extra measures to protect your data from criminals.
USB devices are external hard drives and flash drives that are small, inexpensive, and portable, which are used widely for storing and transferring files from one device to another. However, the same features make them attractive and popular among cybercriminals. They use USB devices to distribute malicious and spreadable malware onto your devices.