4 Common Mistakes Companies Should Avoid to Prevent Hacking

This article lists four common errors companies should avoid when it comes to countering cyber threats and to stay on the safe side.

  • Not being serious about cyber threats

Many companies don’t take their cyber security seriously. Everyone is aware of hackers and that they have a knack for stealing personal data and money, but few realize that the extent to which the theft of monetary and intellectual property affects a company. Crimes like murder and armed robbery trigger our emotions but only a few people are aware of how many real crimes are happening now in the virtual world. Criminals have permeated a virtual world that has made information easily accessible in a way which preserves their anonymity, making it very easy for them to commit various kinds of cybercrime.

  • Lack of knowledge

To establish protection against cyber threats, you need to understand the types of cyberattacks taking place, the programs these hackers use and the weakest points of your security systems. You will find many consultants who deem themselves experts in cybersecurity but who cannot address questions about counter attacking these hacking practices. That’s why expert companies like Elijaht integrate threat Intelligence teams to protect themselves from current cyberattacks as well as ones being developed by hackers.

  • Wrong risk assessment

Many business owners believe that they are protected from cyber threats and that they have not been compromised in years. But this is an illusion. Our team has noticed that computers are compromised by numerous hacker groups working independently. Certainly, many people invest in establishing a protective perimeter, but they aren’t always aware of existing cyberattacks, and as a result fortunes go to waste and companies cannot believe that hackers used an attack vector on them.

  • Wrong technology

Many companies seek antivirus protection. But our extended expertise and research proves that antivirus protection alone is not enough to keep hacker attacks at bay. As a rule of thumb, when it comes to investigating an incident, we come across many cases where anti viruses are installed on the computers with up-to-date databases. But, hackers manage to combat this protection and steal monetary and intellectual property anyway. Hackers are now faster and less apparent. They tend to use readymade software modules that are accumulated to launch a specific attack, fileless malware and automated processes that leaves zero artifacts in a compromised computer. Hence, protection technology needs evolve too.