The Five Signs Your Cyber Security Experts Are In Danger of Falling Behind the Cyber Criminals

 In Networking, SECURITY

We are living in the era where the attacks come from any place at any time and we never know how capable, well funded or tenacious the threat will be. Therefore, protecting your network has never been an easy task as the ever-widening array of threats from the hackers and cyber criminals are making things even harder for the cyber security professionals. The data breaches are continuing to upswing, with nearly five million data records going lost and stolen word wide every single day. Meanwhile, there’s a huge shortfall of qualified cyber security professionals for open jobs, as the positions are not filled with a triple to 3.5 million by 2021.
Below are the top five signs which ensure that your cyber security team might be in danger of falling behind the cyber criminals:

SIGN 1 – When your edge devices don’t get special attention:
The edge devices and the smart end user that forms the Internet of things (IoT) are continuing to grow in the enterprise. The IT Teams which have not yet built cyber security systems which are specially designed for protecting the edge devices will find out hard ways how perilous the IoT threat vector can be.

SIGN 2 – When the remote workers are growing but the access protocols haven’t changed:
By rendering network access to the employees who are working from home or on the road, even occasionally, is a great way for upgrading the employee satisfaction. According to a survey, more than 45% of the employees said that they spend at least some time working remotely. The two-factor authentication and IPsec encryption are the popular methods which cyber security professionals apply for ensuring the integrity of their remote access security infrastructure.

SIGN 3 – When the hacker tactics are a complete mystery to your team:
The hackers and cyber criminals today are at the top of their game and are designed for penetrating your infrastructure with a wide range of tactics, including phishing, ransomware, Trojans, SQL injection attacks, malware, denial of services attacks, and other dangerous exploits. The problem with IT security is that they don’t think like hackers and don’t know how to spot impending attacks and build the countermeasures. Moreover, CEH up-skilling is a great way for keeping your teams on a level of playing field with bad actors.

SIGN 4 – When someone in your organization has been a victim of Ransom ware:
Most of the times, the weakest link in your cyber security is the individual employee, and one of the most popular and effective threat vector today is ransomware, which is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their systems, by locking the system’s screen or by locking the users files until the ransom is paid. Therefore, the global ransomware damage costs are soon predicted to exceed by $5 billion, so the cyber security team must educate their workforces for the danger of clicking on to suspicious email or web links which can download malicious ransomware code.

SIGN 5 – When you are not keeping your mobile devices current:
The mobile based malware is now becoming a growing problem for the cyber security teams. The mobile users are now facing privacy risks from the grayware apps which aren’t completely malicious but are also troublesome as around 63% of the grayware apps can leak the device’s phone numbers. However, updating the latest operating system is good cyber security but as per the survey, only 20% of the android devices are running on the latest versions.

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