Are Cyber Security Experts Ever Ahead of Cybercriminals?

You may have been hearing news regarding cybercrimes almost every day. A company that has experienced a data breach, somebody gets hacked, an organization that falls as a ransomware victim, and so on. You can see it on the television news, YouTube videos, blogs, websites, social media, or you just overheard from someone you know.

The number of cybercrime victims is dramatically increasing. BUT does it mean that cybercriminals are ahead of cyber security experts?

You may have some questions in your head right now. In this blog, we’ll help you answer some of them.

Why and how would cybercriminals want to break into my business?

They gain access to their victim, lock their files, ask to pay for a big amount of ransom before they unlock your files. Easy money! In fact, they run it like a business. Obviously, they wouldn’t do the attacks if it wasn’t profitable.

Cybercriminals have an arsenal of different attack methods. One of them is the social engineering attack. It is the psychological manipulation of people into performing an action to give away their sensitive information.

Sometimes, cybercriminals do research about you called OSINT. They disguise themselves as someone from your friends, family, workmates and such. When you’ve received a message or email from someone you know, you sometimes tend to lower down your anxiety and compromise with what they have said. They ask you to click a link or send your personal information. The next thing you know, a large amount of money was withdrawn from your bank account.

Further, according to Cybint, 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error.

How do cyber security experts fight cybercriminals?

So, are cyber security experts ever ahead of cybercriminals?

In Florida, hurricanes happen. Florida businesses are not measured on whether they can prevent a hurricane from happening (that’s preposterous); they’re measured on how fast they can recover and get back to serving customers and making money.

In 2021, cybersecurity incidents are the inevitable hurricane. Your business is not judged by whether you can prevent an incident, but rather by how fast you can recover.

You might have been hearing news regarding cybercrimes. But at the same time, there are probably hundreds of companies that successfully protected themselves from cyber crimes by taking fast incident response. You may be just hearing the bad news, but less of the good ones.

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