Cyber Threats and Security
DIGIGUARD can help protect your business against cyber threats. Many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) lack an in-house IT department or lack the technical expertise to protect business data and IT systems thoroughly. Our cybersecurity consultants will assess your existing security, identify threats, develop a response plan and implement measures to mitigate risks. Our team of experts can help your company:
- Protect intellectual property such as formulas, business plans and product designs
- Protect financial and sensitive data
- Meet regulatory and legal data protection obligations
- Demonstrate robust data protection to vendors, partners and customers
- Protect against the risks and costs of data loss and compromise, including lost production, regulatory fines, loss of reputation and legal costs
Protecting Against Cyber Threats
Cyber threats come from a variety of sources and are motivated by financial gain, disruption goals or corporate espionage. DIGIGUARD will discover which data and systems are critical for business operations and prioritize them for protection and recovery. Our consultants will put safeguards in place to reduce the likelihood of attacks from the most common threat sources, including:
- Disgruntled employees
- Business competitors
- Organized crime groups
- Industrial spies
- Terrorists and nation-states
Types of Cyber Threats
Cyberattacks can be deeply destructive and costly events, or milder disruptions that take time, funds and attention to resolve. New cyber threats and detection methods are continually evolving. DIGIGUARD experts use continuously updated threat intelligence, specialized tools and software to quickly discover the digital tracks, source and scope of cyber threats. Here are the most common cyber threats for SMBs:
- Malware – Software that performs a malicious task on a target device or network, such as corrupting data or taking over a system.
- Phishing attack – An email that tricks the recipient into sharing confidential information or downloading malware by clicking on a link.
- Spear phishing – Sophisticated phishing where the attacker researches the victim and impersonates someone trusted by the victim.
- Man in the Middle attack – An attacker positions between the sender and recipient of electronic messages, and intercepts them or changes them in transit.
- Trojans – A type of malware that enters a target system and impersonates standard software, then releases malicious code inside the host system.
- Ransomware attack – Encrypts data into an unusable format and demands a ransom in exchange for letting the business have access to their data again.
- Denial of Service attack or Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS) – An attacker takes over many devices and uses them to run functions on a website, causing it to overload and crash.
- Attacks on IoT devices – Devices like cameras, security systems and industrial sensors are a prime target and vulnerable to multiple types of cyber threats.
- Data breach – A theft of valuable data by a cybercriminal. Motives for data breaches include identity theft, a desire to embarrass, and espionage.
- Mobile apps malware – Portable devices are vulnerable to embedded malware in downloaded apps, websites, emails and messages. Criminals gain access to financial and sensitive data, business accounts and more.
Our cybersecurity experts can provide comprehensive security management services or help your business with security strategy and project options. Contact DIGIGUARD to speak with a consultant.