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  • If you think that your business is completely protected from inbound cyber threats, think again.

  • A study released from the San Diego-based company CyberCatch reveals that more than 30% of U.S. small businesses have weaker security safeguards in place that can be exploited.

  • After scanning for vulnerabilities in more than 20,000 randomly selected U.S. small businesses, CyberCatch found that around 1/3 suffered from spoofing while 28 succumb to clickjacking.

  • Spoofing occurs when a fake IP address is used to masquerade as an authorized device, with the goal of the tapping into a company's private system.

  • A clickjacking attack is a technique used to persuade a user to click on something that looks benign in their browser, when they're actually clicking on something malicious.

  • So what can you do about it?

  • For starters, running anti-malware software on a network's computer is not enough.

  • A hacker could still break through with a phishing attack or another mechanism and access sensitive data.

  • Some of the best practices include identifying your vulnerable data.

  • Small businesses need to locate and identify their most valuable data and assets, keeping an inventory of their highest security needs.

  • Then implement prevention, detection, and response cybersecurity controls.

  • Test your security, run frequent tests of all your systems, which includes websites, software and web applications,

  • to locate any and all security vulnerabilities and patch them before cyber attacker finds them.

  • Frequent training. Train your staff and train them often.

  • According to Cyber Security Intelligence, 90% of security breaches are caused by human error.

  • With these safeguards in place, businesses can be better positioned to fend off attacks coming their way and protect their and their customers' data.

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If you think that your business is completely protected from inbound cyber threats, think again.

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    Jeff Chiao posted on 2022/04/19
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