Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving and becoming increasingly sophisticated and targeted, from notorious malware and ransomware attacks to intelligent social engineering techniques to the newer “juice-jacking” and public Wi-Fi hacks. So the question to ask is – are you aware of the top IT security threats that are affecting SMEs?
Small businesses are frequently being targeted by cybercriminals, with the number of attacks and those affected expected to rise. This is usually because SMEs may not have the internal resources or expertise to hand or have the necessary IT security processes and policies in place. Adding limited employee cybersecurity awareness into the mix makes SMEs prime targets for a cyber-attack.
To help raise cybersecurity awareness, we have selected the top 9 IT security threats that we most frequently spot threatening our SME clients’ networks.
There are three pillars of IT security, each of which must be addressed equally: People, Processes and Technology. You could put in place the most sophisticated technology-based defences such as anti-virus and firewalls, but without supporting your employees with the necessary education, or enforcing the correct patching processes, your network will remain susceptible.
In fact, almost all of the threats above rely on inadequate processes and human error or naivety. Cyberattacks will seek out the easiest route into your network, and that is often your workforce.
Calligo’s award-winning IT Managed Services include baked-in services that address all three pillars of IT security and keep your business continuously protected from all attack types.
Our IT Security Services include:
- Strategic security consultancy
- Anti-virus, malware, ransomware and SPAM
- Security audits
- Patch management
- Penetration testing
- Employee cybersecurity awareness training
- Back-up & disaster recovery
Find out more about our IT Security Services here.