Top Three Cybersecurity Issues for 2019

In the past several years, we have seen cyberattacks happening more frequently with expanded recurrence, unpredictability and against bigger targets. The dangers that we see from hackers, infections, malware, and data breaches are not going away and they're actually advancing in the coming years.  In 2019, there's likely more to come.

As cybersecurity experts and organizations all around the globe get ready for one more year of security threats and risk of stolen information, it is vital that you make your business and employees mindful of the most recent security dangers and how to best protect your data and stay safe from malicious attacks.

Here are the three of the greatest cybersecurity dangers to know about in the coming year.

1. Ransomware

Ransomware has been one of the key risk to cybersecurity for the most recent years. It will be the same amount of, if not more, of an issue for quite a long time to come, and not dwindling off.

Why is ransomware so prevalent among cybercriminals? Ransomware has the capability of bringing in immense returns for criminals—we are talking tons of dollars—when effective. Given that, its execution requires next to no exertion as far as work, which is likely why it's such a prevalent method among cybercriminals.

Ransomware works by taking control of a desktop, laptop or server and repressing a victims access (except if a ransom is paid) by totally locking them out. By doing this, digital assailants can secure ransom (typically in Bitcoins) from their victims easily. With the increased reach and use of cryptocurrency and the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, ransomware has become considerably more well known.

2. Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks are another cybersecurity bad dream. It is a basic type of assault which is intended to take an individual's private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card information. Often, phishing assaults seem to originate from trusted sources such as a site you consistently use such as Amazon. When you answer  a phishing email or adhere to its directions, the data is sent directly to its vindictive source. They are then be able to utilize this data to make purchases and use your private data for other malicious activities.

Many people who utilize the Internet will run over an endeavored phishing assault at least once. They regularly come as spam messages so be cautious and stay alert so you don't fall victim to one.

3. Computer Viruses and Worms

Computer viruses and worms have been around since the introduction of the Internet. Viruses are tricky and frequently conveyed in records. For example, spreadsheets and reports are inactive until opened up on your computer. The malicious files are contaminated with infections that taint your computer when opened. Worms spread all through your machine and start duplicating so they can contaminate every one of your records.

Due to the manner in which we use our computers and other Internet-connected devices, infections and worms are becoming increasingly risky. Frequently, they try to take an individual's personal and financial-related data for fraud. Using active network threat protection, you can keep yourself secure and mitigate any potential threats that exist. It’s best to lock as many cyber doors as possible.

Electronic records and data – the backbone of your business – are continuously under threat by ransomware, malware, infections, bots and worldwide systems of criminal hackers who can steal your data for malicious use. Backup your data today to safeguard your critical information.

The Jungle Disk team is always here to help and find the right solutions for your business needs. To learn more about our cybersecurity suite, call us at 1-888-601-0401 or email us at sales@jungledisk.com.

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