As technology becomes more important in our daily life, it only opens up more doors for cybercrime attacks to happen. With a myriad of cyber attacks becoming common every day, it’s important to identify what is looking to become a threat in 2017. Thankfully, we’re going to cover some of the possible threats coming our way and what can be done to prevent them.
Mobile Advances & Weaknesses
Mobile services are becoming a major part of how we communicate, shop, and run our businesses. Sadly, cybercriminals understand this as well. Fraud attempts have been on the rise, with the RSA uncovering that almost 60% of all confirmed fraud transactions came from a mobile device. These cases of fraud could lead to businesses:
Shopping On Your Tab
Online money transfer programs and bill pay services have become an easy way for cyber criminals to go shopping on another’s tab. To put the numbers into perspective, card-not-present-fraud is looking to reach over seven billion dollars by 2020. With one in five bill pay services and online money transfers being fraudulent transactions, significant security measures must be applied to ensure that purchases are being made with the account owner’s knowledge before they happen. These cases of fraud could lead to businesses:
Phishing Remains An Issue
Phishing will continue to be a threat as long as people continue to fall for the attacks. Regardless if it’s a consumer or an executive, cybercriminals will continue to search for new victims. With a successful phishing attack happening every hour, these attacks have accumulated at least nine billion dollars in losses for businesses in 2016. These attacks could lead to companies:
Considering the information above, it’s somewhat important to understand what to look for when it comes to cyber attacks. Thankfully, 403Tech Inc is here to help your business keep these attacks far and away. So if you happen to live in Calgary, feel free to contact us at (403) 215-7506 or [email protected] so we can protect you today.
Scott Gallupe of 403Tech Discusses Cybersecurity Threats in Business in Calgary Article
The COVID-19 pandemic sent businesses scrambling to pivot from an office-based environment to a remote workforce. A recent issue of Business in Calgary featured 403Tech President Scott Gallupe, who advised on how local businesses can protect their IT systems from cybersecurity threats. He explained that passwords and video collaboration tools are possible entryways for viruses and malware. The article, Alright, Stop, Collaborate and Listen, features several local IT leaders, describes the issues faced by business owners during the pandemic and provides guidance on ways to protect business data from ransomware and other types of cyberattacks.