As we continue to digitize more of our lives and information, we also increase our vulnerability to cyber-attacks. Some people think that cyber security is too difficult to understand. But we believe that cyber security is too important for us to ignore.
Digitalization of communication and identification will be only increasing.
Cyber security literacy is no longer some other issue – it is everyone’s concern. Today, risks emerge every day, every hour. Every digital action has the possibility of becoming a target for hackers. According to the latest statistics, people are aware of the risks of digital communication, but yet ignore sophisticated measures for proper cyber security defense. Almost half of the American adults, for instance, have been hacked by falling for email phishing scams.
One of the reasons for such ignorance is that it is not that easy sometimes to realize that your data has been compromised. Stolen information can be used for a larger scale purpose, involving multiple actors, or be a subsequent attack. Today, even smaller businesses are victims of cybersecurity attacks which make up at least 50% of all cybersecurity breaches.
Tech aspect of cyber security.
Technology can help you to fix that issue, but the cost of recovering from cyber attacks increases.
What one can do is implement:
- Firewalls to protect the system from the attack
- Anti-virus program
- Anti-spy program
- Anti-spam software
- Anti-phishing software
- Insurance covering the cost of replacing damaged infrastructures
- Insurance covering the labor costs of investigation, system rebuilding, and data restoring
Human aspect of cyber security.
And yet, the cost of recovery has increased by more than 50% since 2014. As the digital transformation happens, cyber security becomes more than protecting data. The bigger picture is that sophisticated cyber security defense allows remote management, automatic ordering, and many other activities integrated into our daily lives.
Cyber security is more than just a technical issue.
It is well known that many cybersecurity mistakes occur because of humans. Aligning all employees in the organization with cyber security teams can lead to better cyber security practices. And yet, only 30% of small companies have employee-training programs. But most of them are not even integrated into the day-to-day routine and take place only once a year as a short video lecture.
Are all these measures enough?
No, if cyber security awareness, cyber security literacy, and cyber security skill building are not included in company strategy as a mid- to long-term goal. Furthermore, the creation of a cybersecurity culture should be considered a priority.
The good news is that MONKPHISH can help you build a cybersecurity culture.
We focus on social behaviour change, positive patterns in cyber security culture, and encouragement for reporting phishing attacks. Our tools help to extend cyber security knowledge and build cyber security skills for the long-term.
Your employees do not need to become cyber security experts but they need to become a part of your cybersecurity culture. Thus, we focus on strengthening human capital as a complementary strategy to the technical aspects of cyber security.
Contact us today if you have a question about enhancing your cyber security.