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The Cyber Threat Landscape & How To Protect Your Business

A look at the threat landscape and how to protect your business.

Although technology has made our professional lives much more simple and productive, it has also opened the floodgates in regard to how your information can be stolen. We’re going to review a few of the more common threats and how a business can protect itself from such attacks. With this being said, here’s a look at the threat landscape and how to protect your business.

Installing Malicious Software

Inadvertently installing malicious software is a common method used for hacker entry. In almost every case, the Malware is installed because users were tricked into downloading the malicious file. Common tricks that hackers use for access is to plant Malware on a site that claims software needs to be downloaded or they send an email (with a malicious file attached) to their target. Once the file is opened through the email, the hacker gains access to the user’s information.

To avoid this threat, never download files that you don’t trust. If you’re unsure of the website or file, don’t download it. Inspect the name of the file before it’s downloaded as Malware can take on many forms. Stay away from movie streaming sites, adult content sites, and torrents, as they often contain malicious files.

Passwords Being Compromised

With your password being the one thing that accesses and verifies your systems and accounts, it would make sense that one would invest more time into creation of a password. Sadly, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The numbers of password and data breaches have been steadily increasing due to users operating with a weak password for account entry. To make matters even worse, some will use the same weak password over a number of accounts and inadvertently allow the hacker complete access to their identity.

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To avoid this threat, use a different, complex password for every account you own. This means that if a hacker gains access to one account, the rest of your information isn’t compromised.

Considering the information above, you now have a general idea of the threats that can compromise your information. If you’re looking for information regarding more threats, PACE Technical Services is the trusted choice when it comes to staying ahead of the latest information technology tips, tricks, and news. Contact us at 905.763.7896 Ext. 214 or send us an email at sales@pacetechnical.com for more information.

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