As per a new data from the CyberScout and Theft Resource Identity Center, previous year business incurred a loss of approximately 500 data breaches. The intrusions account for over 45% of the total breaches that has jumped by a sharp 40% in 2016. The analysts impend, newer and more threatening vulnerabilities to penetrate the obsolete and less effective digital defense systems.

The information technology personnel should get acquainted with these potential threats, in order to, protects the information of critical companies and clients in 2017:

IoT Attack

The Internet of Things continues to expand its horizon; as per the projections for Gartner, by the year 2020, more than half of workflows of the enterprises will heavily rely on IoT technology. While the transformation is sure to offer better opportunities, it will also have its share of security threats.
Hackers are exploring newer methods to invade web-enabled tech devices to steal valuable and sensitive data. Most of the tools feature limited protections. Companies often pass on devices that protect data in an effort to cut costs or accelerate adoption. This act minor act usually has major far-reaching implications.
The majority of the IoT devices these days are connected to a common network, if a cyber thief breaks into a mobile accessory, it will be enough to cause havoc on all critical applications.
As a prevention tactic, IT staffers and leaders should boost security defenses of their mobile and other devices, even if it means to rework on a budget. However, with IoT devices, threat mitigation and careful monitoring are the most effective strategies for avoiding external interlopers.

Ransomware

As per a research by Herjavec Group, the IT security firm, an estimated cost of $1 billion was incurred in 2016, owing to ransomware attacks. Ransomware is an easy-of-deploy and highly customizable threat. It is said to be a staple tool for the hackers and is effective against most of the advanced data security solutions. Although enterprises have very few options to deal with this threat, vigilance is a low-tech solution that can be utilized to prevent its attacks.

As a precaution, organizations can train its internal network users to deal and avoid phishing emails crafted by the cyber thieves. Regular backup of crucial data is also recommended to minimize the brunt of computer lockups by ransomware.

Brand defacement

As per Data security experts, some cyber thieves may ditch the task of data mining schemes and instead indulge in attacks that are specifically designed to destroy the reputation or corporate relationships of companies. Hacktivists, tend to break into the backend systems, post defamatory content, siphon credentials or result in a breakdown of the company server.

Although the government agencies are believed to be the crucial targets of these hacktivists, more private enterprises are being targeted by them.
Business firms should be careful whilst monitoring web traffic and should also block out illegal visitors from their websites. The internal IT should be well equipped to mitigate the impending threats on the server system and in an event, when the hacktivists manage to break into the servers, they should be prepared for some intensive damage control.

Organizations should be wise about the infrastructure that handles their data storage and processing activities. If they stumble upon any kind of loophole in their system they should take immediate steps to secure their networks.

The experts at ServerBundle offer the organizations with well-managed cloud environment that are also equipped with robust security choices. Firewall, 24-hour monitoring, automated DDoS mitigation and endpoint protection are some of the security options that are offered by ServerBundle.

In such scary circumstances, you can only survive if you are taking all security measures in consideration. Hence, the managed dedicated servers are needed to tightening the online security.

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