There has been a dramatic uptick in ransomware activity in the last week. Unlike most previous ransomware that took advantage of users opening bad email attachments or bad links to kick off the malware, this recent wave has involved open ports on firewalls and weak passwords.
One of the most interesting aspects of cyber security is the fact that it’s not the technology you have in place that is most critical. It is the humans you have working for your organization. You can have the most robust firewall out there but if you have users that don’t know what to look for, or aren’t aware, all that technology won’t help much.
The cyber world is constantly evolving. As we get better at defending our networks and data, the bad guys step up their game. Check out these stats on the state of cyber security for 2016. Cyber crime is the fastest growing economic crime in the world and it is affecting all industries from small businesses to large corporations.