Six common misconceptions about cybersecurity – Prevent Email Phishing, Malware and Ransomware

Six common misconceptions about cybersecurity Cybersecurity in the legal and financial industry is a growing topic of interest. We all now know someone that has become a victim of a hack or data breach. People now use the phrase "my account has been hacked" as an excuse to protect themselves from the fallout. But this phrase has massive ramifications for any individual. The loss of personally identifiable data creates opportunities for continuing frauds that can impact the victims for years to come. This leaves us thinking we are "either immune to attack or we need do something to protect ourselves to not be like them". The closer the attack victims relationship to us, the more likely we are to take action. The sad reality is that vulnerabilities are baked into all the software we use on a daily basis. A significant source of attacks are because humans shortcut the protocols we have in place. Hackers are exploiting human behavior shortcomings rather that your firewalls and infrastructure. Malicious actors can and do steal, lock and destroy confidential data in bulk or small but devastating caches. Ransomware and extortion attacks are in the increase. Just think about that, how much would you pay to get access to your phone or computers? That accidental error of clicking on that email has resulted in a massive confidential data leak with costly regulatory, litigation and business fallout. Before you can embrace cybersecurity you need to understand the six common misconceptions so you can make an informed decision. Avoiding these common pitfalls can prevent you from major mistakes. Here are the six common misconceptions (1) understanding cyber-risks, (2) protecting critical infrastructure, (3) detecting incidents (4) incident response, (5) recovering from incidents, (6) We're not regulated by NYDFS so why bother? Learn More

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