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.
We’ve all experienced the frustration of the internet dropping out just when you need it most. Or an internal CMS crashing, causing you to lose unsaved work.
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?
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An unintentional click here. An innocent download there.
Suddenly your entire network is crippled by a ransomware attack.
But did you know, 95 per cent of cyber security incidents are attributed to human error (according to IBM research)?
Logically, if staff were better trained on what to look out for, you could significantly reduce the risk of being hacked.
With that in mind, we recently reached out to the SnapComms customer community asking them to share their learnings and tips for educating staff on this critical topic.
The crippling effects of this weekend’s WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks are being felt far and wide. It’s the biggest ransomware attack in history, causing havoc for hospitals, transport networks and businesses. It is an important lesson in showing just how destructive cyber terrorism can be.
Employees are the first line of defense. Here’s how to convince them to get on board:
Last year, organizations were stung by email inbox-based scams that stole $263 million from U.S. based companies. The equivalent of 200,000 American jobs! The war is on against cybercrime. And while firewalls and virus scanning software keep some of the baddies at bay, your best defense is your employees. Train them on the risks and impacts of security breaches to strengthen your position against cybercrime.
One of the biggest threats facing organizations today is cyber-crime.
Yet there’s plenty of evidence to suggest staff still lack the understanding and general awareness about how to be security-smart.
The bottom line is everyone has a responsibility to know the risks and stay safe online. In fact, it’s often the honest mistakes, such as the accidental email forward, or personal data disclosure to a seemingly trustworthy party, that triggers financial, reputational and organizational destruction.