It’s crazy to think that even small companies are victimized by notorious cybercriminals. As long as you’re vulnerable, you are an easy target. And it is scary. We know how hard you worked for your business to thrive in these trying times. And for hackers to simply go about their day and attack your company is sad. You’re just trying to make a living, grow your business, and provide a livelihood for your employees.

Hackers are getting more creative with whatever cyber threat they could attack you with. It is important to know each one of them and how to avoid being a victim of one. For instance, which is common nowadays, is phishing emails. You might receive an email that looks like  someone you know or from a credible institution. THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK. An attack can be of any form. It could be a link or an attachment that they want you to download. It is very vital for you to be careful.

Some companies oftentimes don’t think about cybersecurity as they are not knowledgeable about it enough. They just regret not thinking about it when they become victims of cyber attacks. We hope you won’t be like these companies. Cybersecurity is very important and should be thought of. Being a victim of a cyberattack is very damaging. Think about the cost, the time wasted that should be for productivity, and of course, the damage it could bring to you and your company’s reputation.

To give you brief information about cyberattacks, here are a few of the recently common cyberattacks that hackers use to target a company:


1. Ransomware – Ransomware is a type of malicious software, also known as malware, that prevents you from accessing your computer files, systems, or networks and demands a ransom in exchange for their return. Ransomware attacks can result in costly operational disruptions as well as the loss of critical information and data. By opening an email attachment, clicking an ad, following a link, or even visiting a website that contains malware, you can unknowingly download ransomware onto your computer. When the code is loaded on a computer, it prevents access to the computer or the data and files stored on it. More advanced versions have the ability to encrypt files and folders on local drives, attached drives, and even networked computers. The majority of the time, you are unaware that your computer has been infected. You usually find out about it when you can’t access your data anymore or when you see computer messages informing you of the attack and demanding ransom payments.

2. Email Compromise – Compromised emails may appear to be a frustratingly simple and basic way for attackers to infiltrate your company network, but (perhaps due to their simplicity), this remains a very common and effective attack pattern in 2022. Phishing, which is still the most common attack method in 2022, is a common attack pattern here. Phishing emails are typically short, often refer to unpaid invoices, and are becoming increasingly smart and consistent in their effectiveness.

3. Supply Chain Attacks – A supply chain attack is a type of cyberattack that targets a trusted third-party vendor who provides critical supply chain services or software. In order to infect all users of an app, software supply chain attacks inject malicious code into it, whereas hardware supply chain attacks compromise physical components for the same purpose. Supply chain attacks are becoming a business-critical issue, affecting vital relationships with partners and suppliers. Supply chain attacks can be difficult to detect. Furthermore, just because a software product was validated in the past does not imply that it is secure today.

4. Internet of Things (IoT) Device Attacks – As the Internet of Things expands in scope, sophistication, and accessibility, it becomes a more appealing target for cyber criminals. IoT devices are now found in our homes, offices, assembly lines, and factories, among other places. They enable businesses to tap into data insights in entirely new ways, reducing the workload of human employees while also adding to the bottom line. IoT is not going away anytime soon, with benefits like these. Several vulnerabilities were discovered in 2022, potentially allowing attackers to access valuable data and disrupt or even disable entire fleets of vehicles.


Preparing for a Cyberattack

Being careful is one way to prevent your company from an attack. It is a good idea to educate your employees about how to be safe and to secure your company’s valuable data. It is better to be safe than sorry. If you want to be sure that you are prepared for a cyberattack, you can always rely to the experts like partnering with a reputable cybersecurity company.

Here at Intelecis, we don’t just make sure that you are protected from any cyberattack with our latest technology and 24/7 availability, we will also train your employees about cybersecurity. If you want to discuss more about cyberattack preparation, feel free to contact us today.