New year, new cybersecurity threats!
Welcome to 2019! With a new year, it is time to make new predictions for expected cybersecurity trends! Akami, a leader in network and cloud services, has made three predictions to be on the lookout for. They predict that credential-stuffing attacks that are “low and slow” will become more prevalent. They are also predicting an increase in cryptocurrency extortion attempts. Lastly, they predict cyber-criminals will continue to partner and work together to execute attacks.
It is important to understand how cyber-criminals are attacking to protect your small business. Having strong passwords that are complex and used once is important in minimizing a credential-stuffing attack. Having secure data backups that work and that your small business can restore from are critical from having to pay an extortion to a cyber-criminal. Understanding that criminals will work together only makes it more challenging to protect your small business data, so proper training and cybersecurity tools can all prevent or minimize a cyber-attack.