Navigating the Fortresses of Digital Security.
Guiding our clients in safeguarding their digital assets and workspace is a task we deeply commit to. Below we navigate through some easy-to-follow yet crucial tips for reinforcing the security of your workspace, both physically and digitally.
Enhancing Online Security
- Password Power
Use robust passwords and change them regularly. Consider using a password manager like Bitwarden to keep track securely.
- Two-Step Safeguard
Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) where possible to add an extra layer of security during logins.
- Web Safety
Ensure your website uses an SSL certificate to keep data transmissions secure.
Physical Workspace Shielding
- Document Defense
Secure physical documents effectively to avoid unauthorized access.
- Access Control
Implement systems that control who has access to your workspace and critical areas.
- Staff Security Savvy
Educate team members on protocols to keep data and personal information safe.
Tech and Software: The Latest is the Safest
- Update Regularly
Keep all your software and hardware updated to shield against vulnerabilities.
- Antivirus Activation
Utilize a reliable antivirus to guard against malware and other malicious attacks.
Guarding Against Email Scams
- Spam Shield
Be vigilant about spam emails and ensure an effective spam filter is in place.
- Phishing Patrol
Train your team to recognize phishing attempts and verify suspicious communications.
- Robust Network Security
Secure your internal network to safeguard against external threats.
- Remote Work Wrap
Ensure remote workers follow security protocols and use a secure VPN.
Navigating through the digital landscape with security as a priority is vital in our current times. While we’ve outlined key points above, remember security is multifaceted and ever-evolving. Always feel free to reach out to us at REFIVE for any questions or support in fortifying your digital world. Stay tuned to our blog for more insights and advice, as we delve deeper into each of these topics in future posts.
- Cyberattacks have surged in recent years, with one occurring every 39 seconds according to a study by the University of Maryland.
- A report from Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that a business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds by 2023.
- According to the 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, 36% of breaches involved phishing and 85% of breaches involved a human element.
- Google registered 2.11 million phishing sites as of January 2021, up 27% from the previous year.
- 81% of company data breaches are due to poor password security (Source: Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report).
- 59% of people use the same password everywhere, which makes them vulnerable to credential stuffing attacks (Source: LastPass).
The Cost of Cybersecurity Incidents
- Cybercrime is projected to inflict damages totaling $6 trillion USD globally in 2021 and will be more profitable than the global trade of all major illegal drugs combined (Source: Cybersecurity Ventures).
- Small businesses are not immune – they are targeted in 43% of online attacks (Source: Verizon).
IoT and Endpoint Vulnerabilities
- There are expected to be 75.44 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices globally by 2025, each presenting a potential entry point for cyber attackers (Source: Statista).
- 70% of breaches associated with external actors involved desktops or laptops (Verizon).
Remote Work and Cybersecurity
- Since the rise of remote work due to the pandemic, the FBI has reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes (Source: IMC Grupo).
- 20% of companies reported a breach due to remote work (Source: Tessian).