2017 was a big year for cyber crime
Hopefully if anything has come out of the high-profile breaches, it’s a lesson in acting before you’re hit and educating yourself about cyber crime and how to prevent it. We’ve put together some quick facts and tips to help you understand the state of other enterprises’ cyber security and how to improve your own.
- 40% of large enterprises do not protect their customer mobile applications from security vulnerabilities. Customer data needs to be kept secure to ensure customer loyalty and obtain a good business reputation.
- The three main cyber security issues with cloud computing are lack of trust (trusting malicious third parties); loss of control (over customer data); and multi-tenancy (tenants disagreeing over opposing goals).
- To make sure that a password is fully secure: it should consist of over 8 characters, it should consist of all characters (capital and lower case letters, numbers, symbols) and it should never be stored written down on a post-it-note or un-encrypted.
- Data needs to be backed-up every fortnight to ensure suitable protection against malicious attackers and to keep data available at all times for authorised users.
- Remember the acronym “CIA” to ensure the main security protection procedures are covered. C = Confidentiality, to ensure data is protected from unauthorised users. I = Integrity, to ensure that data is not manipulated by unauthorised users. A = Availability, to ensure data is available and accessible to authorised users at any given time.
- 46% of all types of UK businesses admitted to getting breached at least once in 2016.