Don’t Be The Business Others Avoid
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If you think your company will not catch a cybercriminal’s eye, think again.
The information you may have on your business partners, particularly larger organisations, makes your company a bigger target for attacks than you think. To attackers, growing businesses are seen as easier targets and convenient gateways to confidential information belonging to larger companies.
However, what is at risk here is more than just loss of information. Your reputation and relationships with other businesses, as well as your revenue, are also at stake. No organisation would do business with a high-risk partner who could jeopardise its own security.
What could make you the business others would avoid?
There are two common ways your business could become the weakest security link in your business relationships:
Your employee receives an email that requires him or her to log into a file-sharing website. However, the website is bogus.
The website then requests for the employee’s user name and password, which is then used to uncover your confidential information—and your business partners’.
Spear-phishing attacks are very specialised and include social engineering tactics that are targeted towards employees, not just top corporate officers. In 2014, it is reported that 59 percent of such attacks were targeted towards small and medium-size businesses.Symantec, Internet Security Threat Report 2015: Volume 20, April 2015
Your security solution failed to detect an attack, which had evaded detection and stole your business partners’ confidential information.
Zero-day attacks take advantage of vulnerabilities that vendors have not released a security patch for. In 2014, there were 24 known zero-day vulnerabilities.1
Hackers usually exploit these unknown vulnerabilities in emails or on websites, which leave zero time between attack and discovery of the vulnerabilities.
Are you the weakest link in your business relationships?
Don’t become a business that other businesses will avoid. With small businesses gradually taking centre stage for targeted attacks, it is time to consider a different security approach. An effective approach is one that:
Symantec offers a broad range of security solutions that can tackle today’s multi-faceted and ever-evolving threats, while helping ensure protection at the endpoints, gateways and data centres.
Endpoint Protection goes beyond traditional protection, detecting and removing more threats than ever before. It offers:
Backed by aggressive SLAs, Email Security.cloud secures mailboxes with unified policies, controls and protection. It provides:
Data Center Security: Server Advanced provides comprehensive and stringent security controls for the servers to help businesses meet security and compliance requirements. It offers: