Thursday, 18 July 2013

Top 5 enterprise security threats


Nowadays, the list of security concerns is getting bigger and bigger. All enterprises have five types of security threats. Here in this tutorial, let’s uncover these top five security threats of enterprises.


1. Malware and Targeted attacks- These attacks trick users to download malicious files and spreads by taking advantage of their network shares. As per researchers, almost 25 million new and unique strains of malware were released in 2011. Expectedly, it will reach to 87 million by 2015. For crafting their attacks, attackers are taking advantage of zero-day vulnerabilities and social networking. Thus, think twice before clicking on any link.

2. Mobile Computing- Day by day, businesses are trying out new techniques to promote new mobile apps or mobile-friendly websites. IT field is supporting mobile computing so as to allow employees to stay productive even when they are not working in office. But, along with this facility teams has to worry about their sensitive corporate data going on mobile devices. Mobile devices are highly prone to malicious apps as well as other type of attacks.

3. Cloud- Business groups access cloud services and web applications to stay ahead in the era of technological advancement. But, they are also exposing their enterprise to several security threats. Going to an external site for a better business perspective is actually putting the entire organization at risk of a data breach.

4. Mistakes- As per the 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, several data breaches is due to weak passwords or default passwords. For example, employee forgets to log out of a computer, moving files to publicly accessible server, etc. These are the reasons of security threats. Therefore, be careful with your stuff.

5. Insider Threats- Insider threats are only 14 percent according to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. If any employee download data to expose it to the public or an old employee may log back into the network to erase data then these are some important security risks for any organization.

Thus, try to implement best techniques and practices to lessen these threats. For more from the XpertCrewTM team, please follow us on Twitter @Techvedic or contact Techvedic’s computer support helpdesk, as per below contact-details:

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