The Ever-Changing Growth of Cyber Attacks in 2021

In the past year there has been a lot going on in the cybersecurity world. Ranging from cyber attacks on large well known businesses and platforms, to many new attacks targeting small businesses and everyday people, we have decided to put together the three most memorable cybersecurity topics that we have covered in 2021 to highlight key problems and strategies to keep yourself, and your business safe.


Data Security in the Cloud


In our digital era, the cloud has been a very beneficial tool allowing people to store their data online as well as providing themselves with ease of accessing it anywhere, and anytime over an internet connection. Though, as technology advances to provide more ease of use in our daily lives, along with the user base of cloud technology increasing, the strategies hackers implement to gain access to all of your sensitive information do as well.


Although this may be a frightening concept, there are many ways which you can further protect the data you and your business hold from hackers and their very sophisticated attacks. We are here to make it clear that you and your business should ensure that this is a top priority in your cybersecurity efforts.


Helping Employees Avoid Social Engineering Attacks


Social engineering is a technique where cybercriminals will manipulate people to obtain information about a company and/or its computer systems. The trick is that they will pose as a credible person, which oftens has victims convinced that they are a trustworthy individual, having one not believe that what they are committing is a crime. 


This year, social engineering and phishing have become very prevalent. From 2020 to 2021, social engineering threats have risen approximately 270%, which is a very overwhelming statistic. This clearly shows that this is something that you as a business owner should be teaching your employees so they can avoid being a victim of this very clever attack. 


There are a wide variety of different social engineering and phishing attacks that these hackers employ, which is why it is best to learn the various attacks that may come your way, and how to prevent your company from being a target.


It is Critical for Your Business to Report Cyber Fraud


Cyber fraud, also known as cybercrime, is a crime committed via a computer with the intent to corrupt another individual’s personal and financial information stored online. If an attack has occurred with your business, it is critical that you report it as soon as you can. If you and your company were victims of an attack, the damage is done. Though, with your help of reporting it, you can help other businesses out and potentially prevent another attack like this from happening again for yourself.


Click here if you would like to see more information on where to, and how to report cyber fraud. This blog will also provide you with more information on how to help prevent these attacks from occurring in the first place.


Cyberattacks Are Not Going Away


We have seen in the past year that cyberattacks are continuously evolving, and becoming more prominent as technology evolves and increasingly is more apparent in our day-to-day lives. It is also expected that various forms of cyberattacks will continue to grow in the coming years.

Despite the fact that you cannot make your business completely immune to these attacks, you can take a proactive approach to defend your businesses from cyberthreats. We hope that our content throughout the year has provided value to yourself and your business, and we plan to continue educating people on the importance of cybersecurity to assist in keeping your business safe.