What are the 5 major threats to cyber security today?
Have you ever suffered cyber security threats? The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the the way of working, and unfortunately this has created new opportunities for cybercriminals to take advantage of new work practices. Here we will introduce the 5 major threats to cyber security in 2022.

1.   Social Engineering Threats

Social engineering threats are a wide range of malicious activities that use manipulation to trick users. Social engineering remains one of the most dangerous hacking techniques deployed by cybercriminals because it relies on human error rather than technical vulnerabilities. Phishing attacks are the most common type of social engineering threats. You can identify a social engineering threat if someone asks for your password, personal information, or any other sensitive information via email. Another way to attack is a website you will visit has a wrong URL, but it looks legitimate.

2.   Cloud Security Threats

As enterprises continue to rely more on more on cloud applications for the storage of sensitive data relating to their employees and business operations, the more they rely on the security of cloud-based solutions to keep that data secure. Cloud security threats have increased. It is recommended that you can use multi-factor authentication and use a VPN when accessing cloud-based accounts.

3.   Ransomware Threats

Ransomware Threats are believed to cost victims billions of dollars every year. Ransomware threats come in many different looks and come in all shapes and sizes, but usually they involve malware, which attacks computers or networks and encrypts their data. Oftentimes, cybercriminals also threaten to release the data to others. So, don’t install unknown software. If you need to install a certain software, please go to the official website to download it.

4.   IoT-based Threats

An IoT threat is any cyber attack that leverages a victim’s use of internet-connected smart devices (such as Wi-Fi-enabled speakers, appliances, alarm clocks, etc.) to sneak malware onto a network. These threats target IoT devices specifically because they are often overlooked when it comes to applying security patches-making them easier to compromise. Enterprises are often attacked by IoT. So, be sure to keep your smart devices updated for such threats.

5.   PDF Scams

Similar to phishing, PDF scams have one goal in mind. To get you to open an attached PDF. They involve an email being sent with a message, often stating a security policy has been updated or an account statement is attached. When you click the attached PDF, however, it exposes you to malware or ransomware on your computer. So, make sure you have updated and secure virus protection on your computers and network.
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