The human factor in cybersecurity describes the situations when the human error results in a successful data or security breach; they are the most fragile component for the security of any ICT infrastructure and imply the highest risks and threats for individuals and companies.
At Telefónica Tech Cyber & Cloud we have developed a definitive guide aimed at fighting disinformation and raising awareness to avoid a cyberattack in your company.
Spreading key concepts, highlighting common mistakes, and explaining good practices among employees, can help keep businesses more protected.
This article sums up the helpful content you will find in the guide to distribute to all employees of your company:
Cybercriminals have adapted to take advantage of this issue and perpetrate massive attacks related to COVID-19.
Cyber attackers are taking advantage of lockdowns, telework, and students connecting online to steal information by posing as companies, public entities, or universities. Cybercriminals know how to take advantage by attacking the weakest component of the security.
Identifying the attacker is very important if you wish to protect yourself effectively. The motive behind these crimes is different for each type of attacker: money, information, theft, eliminating competition, and having fun, are among the most common reasons.
This guide provides a list of the most common adversaries, including cybercriminals, hackers, hacktivists, organized crime, etc., and their reasons for posing a threat.
Fighting disinformation also requires learning the most common attacks, the characteristics of them that can prevent us from being deceived, and how to recognize each:
Cybercriminals select their victims based on user information. Through digital footprints and social media, they obtain such valuable information. Users should be aware of the data they publish and the most common cybersecurity mistakes they make.
As a final point of this guide, we list the best cybersecurity practices that employees should always know and consider preventing fraud and scams and surfing the internet safely.
Misinformation can still be combated by cybersecurity awareness training, keeping software updated, and following good practices.
Read the full guide to keep your organization and yourself cyber-safe.