If you are of the opinion that hackers and cyber thieves are only scouring for the ‘big fish’ a.k.a. large enterprises, you are absolutely wrong. Small businesses are often easy targets for hackers even as big ones are ripe exploits. But, based on a security provider report, the percentage of hacking small enterprises across the nation has increased a thousand fold over the past few years. These small businesses include restaurants, educational institutes, hospitals, medical clinics, and even NGOs, churches and synagogues.
On initial observation, it appears that data thieves are likely after quick cash or vital information. But, it also springs up a host of questions, such as – Why would cyber terrorists be so interested in hacking the information of a local food joint or a synagogue for that matter? – The answer is they are not!
Apparently, cyber gangs and thieves have adopted a new concept in cyber espionage known as ‘human screens’. These hackers penetrate computer systems of small businesses and use their servers to look out for bigger targets. How many of us are aware that a dusty old computer installed in a local church has document protection software or antivirus systems offering proactive protective cover? Not many, perhaps! Hence, breaching into such terminals installed in low-profile areas and using them to snatch classified information of larger enterprises is the real reason for hacking computers.
Using a diversion like this not only helps the perpetrators in covering their tracks, but they are also able to smoothly deflect security officials to unsuspecting dupes. And since small institutions, such as the local church, are less likely to keep a tab of their Internet usage, legal experts and authorities find it very hard to ascertain the precise origin of the attack.
Here we look at 2 unbelievable myths assumed by a large number of small enterprises that have led many a business to their doom.
Myth #1: Cyber Espionage Is So Far Advanced, I Will Never Be Able To Cope Up With Cyber Tactics.
Small businesses attacks are often preventable in nature and in most cases they are simple basic attacks. Over 70% of cyber-attacks on small enterprises are done by using primary methods, downloadable adware, or bits of code the victim does not entirely comprehend. In some cases, attacks have been known to be so simple that even an amateur scriptwriter with basic programming skills can sometimes accomplish crushing assaults.
Myth #2: I Will Need To Build A Huge Security System To Safeguard My Confidential Documentation.
It is not necessary to employ, engage or hire a comprehensive security team just to safeguard your sensitive data. Today, even the largest organisation is battling to safeguard their documentation from the immense amounts of mobile tools and devices entering their work environments. More importantly, some of the security systems adopted by large organisations permit hackers to figure out default login identities or breach into corporate desktops in a remote manner.
Instead of struggling with an uphill battle against the rising number of cyber terrorists, hackers and perpetrators on one or two devices, you can now safeguard your entire organisation by protecting documentation and data at its very source. One of the crucial strategies for securing vital information and documentation is to adopt information centric security. Advanced and cutting edge technologies like LockLizard employ industrial strength protection to the document itself, the providing document protection against plans of attack directed at a computing terminal or a group of computing devices.
The best way to safeguard your organisational data is to ward off opportunistic attack by pro-actively engaging document security solutions such as LockLizard that not only add multi-layered levels of security but negates the chances of your documentation being compromised.
There are innumerable fallacies regarding enterprise hacking. Unfortunately, in this age of industrialised attacks, a large number of cyber-attacks take place on massive scales, in a relatively short period of time, and with little or no resistance from victims.
This does not mean that you need to implement multiple security solutions or varied complicated levels of security in different departments. If you are looking to focus on safeguarding your enterprise’s documentation, you’ll need to employ an Enterprise Digital Rights Management solution that will not only ensure continuous and all-round security of your documentation within your organisation but wherever it might be accessible.
Author Bio: LockLizard is well known name in the field of IT security, DRM (digital rights management), encryption and copy protection industries. Their Enterprise PDF DRM Software is technically advanced, highly secure and easy to use.
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