As the world increasingly moves towards a hybrid workplace model, organisations must adapt their cybersecurity strategies to protect against a constantly evolving landscape of threats. With more employees working remotely, businesses are exposed to a greater risk of cyberattacks. In addition, the use of personal devices for work purposes creates another avenue for attackers to exploit. Organisations must therefore take a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, encompassing both technology and people. Businesses must constantly monitor their networks for signs of intrusion and have systems in place to detect and respond to incidents in order to stay ahead of the curve. They must also educate their employees on security hygiene and awareness best practices.
Businesses must gain a clear understanding of the threat vectors that are currently looming, as well as the practices required to protect their remote workforce and hybrid workloads, in order to protect themselves against this emerging threat landscape.
One of the most significant changes brought about by the pandemic is the way we work. With so many people working remotely these days, cloud-based applications and services are becoming increasingly important. This shift has created new opportunities for cybercriminals, who are increasingly targeting cloud-based applications and services.
The emerging threat vectors in enterprises:
With the rise of sophisticated cyber threats, enterprises are finding it increasingly difficult to protect their networks and data. As attackers become more sophisticated, they can exploit vulnerabilities in enterprise systems to gain access to sensitive data. A number of high-profile data breaches have occurred in recent years, resulting in the loss of customer data and other sensitive information. Enterprises must be aware of the latest emerging threat vectors in order to protect their networks and data. Here are a few of the most common threat vectors that businesses should be aware of:
Phishing attacks: Phishing attacks are one of the most common types of cyber attacks. In a phishing attack, an attacker will send an email or other communication that appears to be from a legitimate source, such as a financial institution or a company. The email will contain a link that leads to a malicious website that is designed to harvest the victim’s personal information, such as login credentials or credit card numbers.
Malware: Malware is any type of software that is designed to damage or disrupt a system. Malware can be used to steal sensitive data, destroy data, or disable systems. Common types of malware include viruses, worms, and Trojans.
SQL injection attacks: SQL injection attacks are another common type of cyber attack. In an SQL injection attack, an attacker will insert malicious code into an SQL database in order to execute unauthorized commands or access sensitive data.
Denial-of-service attacks: A denial-of-service attack is an attempt to make a system or network unavailable by flooding it with traffic or requests. Denial-of-service attacks can be used to disable systems and prevent users from accessing data or services.
To protect their networks and data, businesses must be aware of emerging threat vectors. Understanding the most recent threats allows businesses to put in place the necessary security measures to protect their systems and information.