Adopting effective cyber security processes is more important than ever.
Three cyber threats to watch out for:
1. Destructive malware
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has identified an increase in destructive malware targeting businesses.
To protect your business from malware:
Cybercriminals are increasingly using ransomware to lock files so the owner of the device can no longer access them.
Signs that you’ve been affected by ransomware include: pop-up messages requesting funds or payment to unlock files; you cannot access your devices, or your login doesn’t work for unknown reasons; files request a password or a code to open or access them.
Alternatively, files being moved to different locations on a device, or files suddenly having their names or icons changed. This all indicates possible ransomware intrusion.
To protect your business from ransomware:
3. Targeting of network devices
The ACSC has identified an increase in targeting of Cisco devices using the Smart Install feature worldwide, including in Australia.
To protect your business from being a target: