A new research report on cybersecurity, released today, illustrates the fact that companies and individual users view phishing, ransomware and DDoS attacks as the most significant security threat.
It is surprising to see companies and individual users seemingly discount phishing as one of, if not the biggest, security threats that they can face. Phishing attacks remain the most popular attack vectors for cybercriminals, and the proof of their success indeed to 90-95% of all successful cyber attacks in 2017 done trough phishing email. The reality is that ‘Phishing-as-a-Service’ kits are readily available for any novice hacker to purchase and, with spoofing and impersonation techniques it is becoming more sophisticated. Malicious emails continue to bypass traditional gateway security, land in employees inbox’s, and subsequently leave organizations just one click away from what could be a cybersecurity nightmare. By disregarding phishing as a legitimate, pressing threat to companies, executives are merely offering themselves and their employees out as an easy catch.
Companies should also make sure that they hire a professional cybersecurity firm that will run various cybersecurity tests on your company’s network to implement only the best possible cybersecurity solution. Remember tests like penetration test and ethical hacking tests should be mandatory for every company.