There are many potential threats to network security for enterprise-level businesses. We offer training that explains in detail the nature and characteristics these threats as well as how to deal with them.
We’ll be highlighting a few of these issues, their causes, and simple strategies to address them. This list is not intended to be a complete Top 10, and we won’t be able cover every item. This is not an authoritative list. It is meant to be a sampling.
1. Don’t Give Malware a Chance
Malware is malicious software that is installed onto a computer system to damage, disrupt or allow unauthorized access. This is a group of security threats, not a single instance. A large number of malware types could be included under the umbrella of malware, each with its own methods and effects. Here’s a list of malware types and their uses:
Spyware. Spyware can infiltrate and monitor the computer of an untrusted user to gain sensitive information, such as passwords.
Adware. Adware displays or downloads automatically advertising software when a user surfs on the internet. It is often paired alongside other malware, such as trojans or spyware.
Trojan virus. When disguised as legitimate software, Trojan virus gains access to the computer of the user.
Worm. It automatically replicates and spreads computer to computer, taking advantage of vulnerabilities.
Keylogger. Keylogger tracks and records keystrokes made by a user on their keyboard.
Rootkit. Rootkit grants administrator-level access to computers, but may not be visible to users.
Botnet. Botnet is a coordinated attack on computer networks and systems by a group of unwitting computers under the control of a third party.
Ransomware. Ransomware is a program that gains access to a computer and locks it until the user pays a ransom.
Example: Wannacry was a ransomware program that was featured in 2017. CNET reported in May 2017 that more than 200,000 computers had been affected in 150 countries. The victims included hospitals, banks and telecommunications companies.
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Start trainingMitigation It can be transmitted via email, web pages, file transfer, or any other method that could allow a malicious piece to be downloaded and added to your computer’s software repository. It is important to be careful when clicking on links. Never click on an email link from an unknown user. These links are often found in spam emails.
You need to have anti-malware software (often called anti virus) to protect yourself against malware attacks. It should ensure that it regularly updates the anti-malware software. This includes the lists it uses to detect threats. To limit damage from an attack, run regular malware scans on your system.
2. How to combat Phishing
Phishing is a deceptive technique to obtain sensitive or personal information from a user. To accomplish their goals, the attacker might use computing or social engineering. Like the rhyming term fishing, phishing involves putting out bait to see what he could catch.
The most common method of phishing is to use email that appears authentic and then attempts to steal information from its victims. The email may mimic the appearance of a bank or retailer and ask the reader to provide account or credit card information. It’s more than technical knowledge. The text and design are social and psychological tricks to get the reader to act.
Example: This clever example of phishing can deceive anyone who isn’t careful. You are actually giving the attacker your information when you update your information.
Mitigation: The sender’s email address is the one dead give-away. I