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Cybercrime. Why It's Too Soon to Let Your Guard Down


Data breaches have become a regular part of the news; so much so that businesses and individuals alike are in danger of growing complacent. The truth is, it's never a good time to let your guard down, and social engineering attacks are on the rise. From stricter government compliance mandates to new tactics from hackers, your need for a robust IT management solution is higher than ever.

What Are Your Risks?

A data breach is defined as anytime an individual or group accesses and steals sensitive information from any data source. Cybercriminals can successfully undertake a data breach by stealing a smartphone or computer or accessing a network. In both cases, criminals must bypass security solutions to accomplish a successful breach. How criminals identify security vulnerabilities and obtain authentications varies, but it's often due to a lack of robust IT management and unwary end-users who unwittingly divulge login credentials or other information.

After They Have Your Information

You may wonder what type of information criminals are after, and how they use it after they've successfully stolen data. Of particular value to criminals are names combined with personal information like dates of birth, mailing addresses, social security numbers, account numbers, login credentials, and telephone numbers. Cybercriminals then use or sell the stolen information to perpetrate identity theft, open new credit accounts, or drain bank account balances.

Guarding against cybercrime is a challenge that isn't going away anytime soon, and you need safe solutions that don't take more time away from your core business initiatives. Network security solutions that filter online content provide extra layers of email security and keep servers and computers protected from malware can be part of your overall IT management strategy.

For help improving your company's odds against cybercrime, contact us at CPC Technologies today!