The Corona-virus pandemic has hit the world hard and people have been driven into their homes from work, which has resulted in raised concerns about digital security.
Cybercriminals are becoming more and more specialized with each passing day, with the use of sophisticated techniques of intrusion, theft, and even data hijacking. This has now created a scenario that is highly harmful to companies.
This fear is well justified, after all, according to a report from Fortinet Threat Intelligence lab Insider Latin America, it said that in the first half of 2020 alone there were almost more than 2.6 billion Cyber attacks in Brazil, and in the same period of 2021 there were almost more than 3.2 billion, a 23% increase.
So now keeping in mind this near threat, we have created exclusive content about Cybersecurity, so that you know how to avoid these threats to your business data without having your business productivity harmed.
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Look for Balance
It is necessary to talk about the Corona-virus pandemic to fully understand the increase in recorded attacks. Because it has become a period of social tension and generalized anxiety, human beings tend to seek more information. With the people growing more concerned, this paranoia started to be used to draw attention, and when clicking, steal personal data. When this starts to happen within a company’s infrastructure it ultimately leads to business data being at stake.
It is no wonder that, according to Interpol, most of the phishing cases have been related to appealing links about the disease caused by the coronavirus. However, care must be taken to create a balance between security and productivity. There is highly confidential information that must be protected more rigorously, but at the same time, personal customer data needs to be available for your team to be able to work.
Nevertheless, it can be ineffective to implement highly bureaucratic protocols which prevent people from carrying out their activities. At the same time, it is critical to ensure information security and privacy, as data leaks can be equally harmful. Thus, it is necessary to find a balance through good usage practices so that none of your secured business data is at risk while at the same time providing access to data for your team to carry out their work effectively.
Beware of Passwords
The marketplace has existed in contact with computers for over more than 50 years now, and now the pandemic has forced an acceleration of the digital changeover process within companies. If it had not been for this pandemic this changeover to the new digital world would've still taken quite much time but it all happened within a couple of years. Therefore, it has now become immensely crucial to stop practicing such activities that are already widely known, and which can prove to be harmful. For example, using a particular password for different services. Remember that if different users can use the same credentials over and over it becomes difficult to control access even by employees.
On the other hand, several different combinations or variations can become confusing and hard to remember due to which many people tend to make the mistake of writing down passwords, ultimately losing them or leaving behind a paper trail. With the new auto-save services within browsers and apps, users give the devices full access to their delicate credentials. If this network gets invaded well everything can get into the invader’s hands.
Some important tips are:
1-Create passwords with more than 8 characters, mixing them with letters, numbers, symbols, and special characters.
2-Never use words, obvious or otherwise, don't use your name. Create something of your something unique to you only.
3-Establish a routine of sorts to update your credentials periodically.
4-To save credentials government and defense virtually, count only on highly specialized and certified companies in securing your data.
Take LGPD into account
The General Data Protection Law (No. 13.709/2018) has already come into force and is fining and condemning companies that are not paying due attention to the security and safeguarding of information regarding customer personal data.
LGPD urges that periodic data inventories be carried out so that the companies understand what type of information is being stored on their servers and for how long, and what is the real need for this data for the business. Only then can companies be able to secure your data. A suggestion to avoid threats to important business data is to hire a specialized consultancy firm, so with an external look and without vices, you will understand how exactly the flow of data processing takes place, finding possible tie-ups and vulnerabilities that, by routine usually go unnoticed.
However, it's serving as a good educational guideline for different companies to develop compliance actions or action policies to prevent threats to business and personal data and to keep them secure and encryption lab Now you have to bear in mind that with the legislation being taken seriously, it is not just the brand’s integrity that is at stake with the potential leaks of corporate data but also can be subjected to legal liabilities and not only to the senior management but even to the individuals who make up the company’s social organization.
Understanding the Security Challenges
Cybersecurity is an ongoing activity, not a one-time set of actions or rules. There is little to no benefit in training your team if the real changes in the organizational culture are mandated. The best way to avoid threats to your business data is to stay updated about the topic. As we mentioned, with the evolution of security technology, Cyber criminals are also becoming more and more sophisticated with each passing day to match the security level, causing more severe damage, and leaving fewer tracks.
The first step to be taken is to make clear what are the attitudes and behaviors that harm the company’s performance in this area. Only then by fully understanding what to avoid can severe measures be taken.
Understand that your employees are not experts in handling information security lab in most cases. So it has become essential to get in touch with a professional that knows how to work and secure sensitive business data or hire someone to train and overlook the entire network.
Create Protocols and Processes
Keep in mind that most Cyber attacks are still caused due to users clicking on links without inspecting their source. Most of the changes are not necessarily needed in technology but in the behavior and actions of individuals as well.
With everyone being mindful of their role and duties in the fight against Cybercrime, the company must adopt a proactive standpoint in creating mechanisms and a code of conduct regarding virtual behavior.
Count on Technology
Stay connected and informed with the current market security trends, so that your company becomes an authority in information security, and can make this a competitive advantage. But, of course, security technology is a key aspect. Outdated equipment, old systems, and non-functional pages are the main source of origination for attacks solution.
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