Cyber-crime is on the rise. Your organization is at more risk today than ever – and that risk will continue to rise. How safe are you really? How exposed are you to hackers – and how equipped are you to thwart them?
Just a few short years ago, cyber security was a barely-recognized threat. It felt intangible, unlikely, a concern for the future perpetrated by bored yet technically gifted teenagers.
Staff are your organization’s Achilles heel when it comes to cyber security.
Effective internal communication is central to acceptance, user adoption and effective usage of any new systems introduced by IT teams.
But changing how staff work takes effort. They need to be informed of the value of the technology and engaged with it in order for them to use it effectively.
Picture this. You’re sitting at your desk, working diligently. Your phone is nearby, so you pick it up quickly, just to check if there are any new messages. In the short time it takes you to do this, a cyber-attack has occurred somewhere in the world.
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations are increasingly the targets of cyber security attacks. In the first quarter of 2018, the sector has been hit with 77 breaches, affecting the records of more than one million patients.
Once again, another malignant ransomware attack has hit the headlines, paralyzing infrastructure and organizations around the world.
Applying the latest security patches is certainly the best preventative measure, but what else can employers do to avoid this recurring nightmare?