Has your biggest threat made you a cuppa today?
- 13th December 2018
- Posted by: Mark Dodds
- Category: Security
When it comes to cyber crime, who do you think is your biggest threat?
A lone 20-something social misfit in a hoodie, creating hacking software in his bedroom, at 3 in the morning?
Or a James Bond villain in a black polo neck, sitting in a room full of computers, deep inside a secret facility protected by armed guards?
Actually, it’s neither of those.
We hate to say it, but the number one cyber crime threat to your business is more likely to be a trusted team member.
You know, the person who makes you a cup of tea every morning.
They won’t be acting maliciously; it’s just that they don’t understand anything about cybercrime.
You see, try as they might, most of the time hackers can only break into your computer network if someone lets them. And 75% of the time, this happens completely accidentally.
It literally takes one click on the wrong link, and a hacker is inside your system. We’re not being dramatic. This happens to businesses around here, every single day of the week.
If you and your staff don’t know how to recognise common scams like phishing emails, it’s only a matter of time before one of you gets caught out.
We help our clients ensure their technology is protected, and their staff know what to look out for. The best security approach combines technology with training.