How safe is your company from cyber-attacks? Unless you have a robust, secure, and up-to-date network in place, your business is vulnerable to cyber thieves. Today’s attackers are always looking for ways to exploit vulnerabilities in a computer network to steal data, money, or wreak havoc on your business. What may seem like a secure network to you is an open invitation to others.
Safeguard your data with state-of-the-art enterprise networking solutions that mount a powerful defense against cyber-attacks. Pacific Audio & Communications in Honolulu, HI, is certified by the Department of Defense to provide cybersecurity. Read our blog to learn how a strong commercial network protects your sensitive data.
One of the most famous cyber-attacks happened to Facebook in 2019 when more than 540 million records were publicly posted on Amazon’s cloud computing server. The records consisted of private data that included account names, IDs, photos, passwords, and other personal information. Another data breach occurred at First American, a real estate title insurance company, where almost 900 million records were compromised. The data included personal identifying information, bank account numbers, driver’s licenses, Social Security numbers, and tax records.
The impact on a company and the affected people can be catastrophic. Fortunately, Facebook and First American were able to recover, but not without tremendous cost to their finances and reputation. Fortunately, this never has to happen to your company. PAC can set up a strong network that protects you. Some of the most common cyber-attacks include:
The practice of sending false communications that appear to come from reputable sources, usually through email. Once a link is clicked, the attacker gains access to important data.
Malware includes spyware, ransomware, viruses, and other malicious software. It breaches a network when a user clicks a link or email attachment. The software then obtains information and/or renders a system inoperable.
Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to computer systems or files until the money is paid to the cyber thief. Most ransomware will encrypt files on a computer, making them inaccessible.
A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack disrupts normal traffic on a server or an entire network. The purpose is to overwhelm the network with a flood of Internet traffic.
A computer virus, once it enters your system, replicates itself an infects files throughout. It can cause damaging effects, such as harming the system software by corrupting or destroying data.
A secure network is one that is safe from cyber-attacks. By establishing network firewalls, installing up-to-date antivirus software, making important hardware upgrades, monitoring your virtual private networks (VPNs), and putting certain cybersecurity measures in place, you’ll ensure the safety of your company’s data – even your commercial automation system. However, this is not something the average person can do. If you want to keep out savvy cyber criminals, you need to depend on experienced and certified cybersecurity professionals.
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