3 Vulnerabilities in your Business's Cybersecurity and the Solutions You Need

In your business, I'm sure you understand the importance of cybersecurity. After all, it's everybody's job to protect your company's sensitive information from hacker attacks. But even the most diligent employee can't be expected to know everything about cybersecurity. That's why we've put together this list of three vulnerabilities in your business's cybersecurity and the patches you need to make.

Your IT manager is always on the lookout for potential vulnerabilities in your company's cybersecurity. Even a small flaw could be exploited by hackers, leading to a major data breach. That's why your business should always be on the lookout for new patches and updates to fix any potential security gaps.

However, with so many different applications and operating systems to keep track of, it can be difficult to know which patches to install and when. Luckily, we're here to help. In this blog post, we'll take a look at 3 of the most common vulnerabilities in your business' cybersecurity. You will also be able to find what the most common type of vulnerability is - and why it's a danger to your business.

The 3 Most Common Vulnerabilities Your Business Has

1. Outdated Software

One of the most common vulnerabilities in business cybersecurity is outdated software. Outdated software is easy for hackers to exploit because the security holes have already been identified and well-documented. The best way to protect your company against these kinds of attacks is to make sure that all of your software is up-to-date.

You should also consider using a software management tool like SCCM to automate the process of patching and updating your software.

2. Weak Passwords

Another vulnerability that often gets overlooked is weak passwords. Hackers can easily guess weak passwords or use password-cracking tools to brute-force their way into accounts. To keep your company's data safe, you should require all employees to use strong passwords (i.e., passwords that are at least eight characters long and contain a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols). The best type of password is one with '3-random-words' and numbers.

You should also consider using a password manager like LastPass or Dashlane to generate and store strong passwords for all of your accounts. We recommend LastPass.

3. Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks are one of the most common types of cyber attacks, and they're only getting more sophisticated. In a phishing attack, a hacker will send an email or text message that appears to be from a legitimate source (e.g., your bank) in an attempt to trick you into giving them sensitive information like login credentials or financial information.

To protect your company against phishing attacks, you should educate your employees about how to spot phishing emails and text messages. You should also consider using a phishing simulation tool like KnowBe4 or PhishMe to test your employees' ability to spot phishing attacks.

Most Common Type of Vulnerability

One of the most common types of vulnerability is known as an "SQL injection." This occurs when someone inserts malicious code into an input field on a website, typically to gain access to sensitive information like passwords or credit card numbers. SQL injections are notoriously difficult to spot, which is why it's important to install security patches as soon as they become available. SQL injections are a danger to your business due to being difficult to spot. If you have a SQL injection on the vulnerabilities in your business, you might not notice until it is too late. Keep your systems protected and safe so you don't need to worry about being 'injected with SQL'.

One way to protect against SQL injection attacks is to use what's known as a "parameterized query." With this type of query, the user input is treated as a parameter rather than executed as code. This prevents the user from being able to insert malicious code into the input field.

Keep Your Business Safe

It's important to be aware of the latest threats to business cybersecurity so that you can take steps to protect your company's data. Outdated software, weak passwords, and phishing attacks are just some of the vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit. By taking steps to patch these vulnerabilities, you can help keep your company's data safe from harm.

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Want help with protecting your business' sensitive information? Contact us today at Clark IT and we can help you protect your business.