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Business security is very important for all who have a stake in one. Yet businesses have not done much in terms of online security. Many do not even use simple software VPNs or data encryption tools to safeguard communications. This lax attitude puts many more than just their owners at risk.
A Case in Point
Advanced Evasion Techniques (AETs) are some of the most dangerous types of attacks today. They are crafty hacks designed to be sly. They are very difficult to detect as different from harmless data. This makes it easy for hackers to slip them past traditional defenses. Then once inside their target system, they deliver malware. To block these types of threats, businesses need special security. Sadly, almost half of business security experts either do not know enough about AETs or do not apply techniques to guard against them.
Most often for those that do understand the threat of AETs, the problem lies with business executives who do not recognize the gravity of these threats. Another problem is that businesses do not share cyber security data. Businesses who have been attacked by AETs have reported losses of over a million US dollars on average. And they don’t tell other companies about the threats to prevent it from happening again.
Traditional Security Practices Won’t Cut It
A business’s owners, investors, employees and customers all have a stake in the business. They all have something to lose if security is lax. Yet businesses continue to depend on traditional security solutions. These methods are no longer enough to keep up with new and emerging attacks. They have been warned time and time again and yet they do not respond. And the old systems they have in place are not enough to protect them from breaches.
Several big businesses like Target, Office and eBay have become the victims of attacks over the past several months. Since then, some businesses have opened their eyes to the need for more up to date methods. New attacks are smart enough and powerful enough to get around or through even the toughest of traditional firewalls. It is time for a new approach, beginning with listening to advice about online security.