Cybersecurity is at an all time high. 43% of businesses hit with ransomware never re-open and 29% close within 2 years. With AI, it's extremely difficult for IT teams to stay ahead of cyber threats and it's even more difficult to keep employees informed of what to look for. This Cybersecurity Toolkit was designed for both IT teams and outside employees to make cybersecurity awareness a bit easier to understand and teach.
Ransomware and exploitation of networks are becoming much less random and more of a targeted event. Threat actors are beginning to move away from spray and pray phishing emails. Although the vast majority (54%) of ransomware attacks come from phishing, we are increasingly seeing a phenomenon known as whale hunting.
Data breaches are occurring at a rate never seen before and all the malicious activity is being monetized and turned in a business. Faced with these problems that are only getting worse, how do we maintain a secure environment and protect our assets? The answer is vigilance and hygiene. We must develop and maintain standards that holistically protect our networks and infrastructure.
The Strategy Behind the New Security Model
Zero Trust is a strategic security model that restricts everything and anything from gaining access to systems without first being verified, even if the connection is coming from inside the organization. The model ensures that users who have access by default, are required to continuously verify their identity. The implementation of the Zero Trust model has increased dramatically as people continue to work from home - resulting in an increase of cyber-attacks.