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A recent article, Cybersecurity Threats and Safeguards in 2017 by Christopher Donovan says that the mounting of cyber threats is very alarming and vulnerabilities in cyber security are no longer a concern, but a widespread epidemic. Hence, discovering vulnerabilities and covering them to attacks is essential for every organization now more than ever.

Let’s discuss.

Ransomware

It is malicious software that seizes a company’s information until a large sum of money is paid.  This attack is rapidly growing and becoming more sophisticated by being able to operate offline.  The best way to protect your business from this kind of attack aside from having a robust security system is to regularly backup essential files.

Internet of Things (IoT)

Many people are enjoying this innovation (e.g. smart TV’s in meeting rooms rental, smartwatches, wearable devices), but likewise this increase in connectivity can be the gateway or back door to hackers to your most critical information.  Therefore, if a device is not necessary to be connected to the internet, then it should be disconnected.

The Cloud

While the Cloud certainly increases efficiency/productivity of your workers in plug and play offices, it can expose your sensitive data to cyber thefts.  Thus, it’s safer to use a private cloud which offers more data control and greater security than a public cloud. Also, avoid the storage of the most critical data in the cloud to reduce the susceptibility of data loss.

Conclusion

Understanding the rapid evolution of cyber security threats can be difficult, so businesses must focus on being proactive to avoid becoming another victim.  Hiring IT experts that can establish robust cyber security measures is the most cost-effective way to keep any organization operating smoothly in 2017 and beyond. While protecting your business from any cyber attacks will help your business survive, your company would also need workspace solutions to help your team work conveniently and efficiently. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

We hope this article has shed a little light on cybersecurity. We’d also be glad to see your comments and suggestions below.  You can also reach us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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