The latest security report has some eye-opening insights into cyber threats that every business should know about.

Firstly, cyber attacks are getting faster. It used to take attackers around 84 minutes to move within a network once they got in. Now, it’s down to just 62 minutes. That’s a big drop in a short time.

Not only are attacks quicker, but they’re also happening more often. The report found 34 new cyber criminal groups, bringing the total tracked groups to over 230. These criminals are not just sitting around; they’re improving their tactics, with a new record of only two minutes and seven seconds to breach a network.

What’s even scarier is that people are often the weak link. Cyber criminals are using tricks like phishing emails to get employees to click on dangerous links or pretending to be someone trusted to gain access. This is known as social engineering.

So, what can businesses do to protect themselves?

  1. Train Your Team: Keep your employees informed about the latest cyber threats and how to spot them. Regular training sessions can help prevent costly mistakes.
  2. Use Strong Passwords: Encourage the use of complex, randomly generated passwords managed by reliable password managers. Add an extra layer of security with multi-factor authentication.
  3. Stay Updated: Make sure all your software and systems are up to date with the latest security patches. Cyber criminals often target known vulnerabilities, so staying current is crucial.
  4. Invest in Security Software: Consider investing in reputable cybersecurity software that can detect and stop threats in real-time. It’s a worthwhile investment in protecting your business.
  5. Backup Your Data: Regularly backup your data and store it securely. In case of a cyber attack, having backups can minimize downtime and data loss.

Cybersecurity is a serious matter, but with the right precautions, businesses can reduce their risks. If you need help beefing up your defenses, we’re here to assist. Get in touch to learn more about how we can help protect your business from cyber threats.