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Now may be a good time to invite in cybersecurity specialists to evaluate your system and recommend ways to avoid cyber threats in 2020.
Techradar gurus predict that 2020 cyber threats will look a lot like the cast of characters responsible for many of the breaches that have occurred over the past few years. Here’s what to avoid in the coming year:
Email remains a major entry point for hackers. Credential theft, business email compromise and malware are likely to thwart the efforts of countless network administrators. Here are the areas that are most vulnerable to attack and what to do about it:
Ransomware incidents account for a third of attacks that have the biggest impact. Ransomware causes considerable disruption from financial losses to systems unavailability. Recovery usually takes 5-10 days, with many weeks of validation and cleanup to follow.
For network admins, ransomware attacks often occur after hours or on weekends. Along with upgrades and patching, you should expect to spend more hours testing solutions that arise, such as firewall updates and advanced security protocols.
Despite the lightning-fast pace of technology, it seems like old enemies will continue showing up where they’re least wanted. Brute force logins, PowerShell and RDP attacks and credential stuffing are not yet things of the past.
However, the battlefield may well move to the cloud, as more businesses migrate to off-premise data storage and application support. To prepare for this new wave of cyberattacks, ensure that your security team or managed service provider has visibility and control over your SaaS, IaaS and PaaS systems.
With the new year looming, now may be a good time to invite in cybersecurity specialists, who can evaluate your system and recommend ways to improve your network’s security and performance.