When people think about "hackers," they often picture a hooded figure furiously typing on a keyboard to break into networks. However, hacking doesn't always involve guessing passwords or exploiting unpatched machines; it often includes social engineering and targeted attacks.

Let’s think like a hacker. Here’s an example:

Imagine you were to target your own company. How would you do it?

  • You could look up your business on Google or LinkedIn to see who the decision-makers are.
  • You might find a decision-maker you can target.
  • You could create a free email account and "pretend" to be yourself.
  • You could try to trick that decision-maker into sending sensitive information, changing accounting information, or engaging in other activities that would leave your business vulnerable.

How long did that take?

Now imagine that was your full-time job! That is exactly why cybersecurity is such an important topic. To learn more about the realities of cyber criminals, check out our blog post, 5 Common Misconceptions About Cyber Criminals.  Understanding their tactics can help you better protect your business.

If your business has:

  1. Employee cybersecurity training
  2. Spam filtering that can block spoofing
  3. Data loss prevention measures to stop sensitive information from leaving the company

You're significantly less likely to experience a security incident! Instead of neglecting these essential solutions and leaving your most important assets vulnerable, reach out to our team  to take control of your cybersecurity.