It’s hard to believe, but we’re only a few weeks away from the beginning of the new year. Before we get ahead of ourselves and turn our focus squarely on what’s to come, let’s take some time to reflect on the biggest cybersecurity events of 2021. A lot happened in these last 11 months, and there are many lessons to be learned.
What We’ve Learned From 2021
It’s said that learning from the past presents opportunities for improvement in the future. That’s exactly what we’re going to do in this blog. We’re going to take a look into what made 2021 such a rough year for the cybersecurity community. In addition, we will discuss how you can protect yourself from these cybersecurity risks going forward.
All malware is a problem, but ransomware has become a steadily growing issue in the business world. Over the course of this year, many companies fell victim to ransomware attacks. Some of these attacks even made national news headlines due to their far-reaching consequences.
This rising trend can be attributed to a few factors, like the emergence of ransomware gangs (like REvil) and the increased availability of ransomware programs. However, just as problematic has been the failure of these companies to implement safe and secure IT solutions. Regardless of how big or small your business is, cybersecurity should always be a priority.
The New Remote Workforce
Working from home is the new normal in today’s business landscape. And it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon as more companies adopt a hybrid work environment. Telecommuting is convenient and offers a variety of benefits, but it also exposes individuals and businesses to cybersecurity risks.
When in the office, your IT department can take care of everyone’s cybersecurity needs. However, when the workforce is operating remotely, they have to rely on the security provided by their home networks. As a result, your staff has to be more aware of the cyberthreats around them. All it takes is one mistake for an employee to not only compromise their device, but also your organization’s network.
What You Can Do To Protect Your Business and Employees
In order to keep your business and employees safe from these and other threats, you need to establish a strong security posture. You can do this by working with a managed service provider and implementing cybersecurity solutions and by closely following cybersecurity best practices.
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