If you own or operate a small business, you’re probably aware of some of the different methods that cybercriminals will use to try to steal sensitive information from your business, but there are some new threats making headlines. A recent report from CyberCatch saw the cyber security platform provider review 20,000 randomly selected small businesses in the U.S. for vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cybercriminals. It found that “spoofing,” “clickjacking” and “sniffing” are new methods they are exploiting, but what do these terms actually mean?

  • Spoofing happens when a cybercriminal uses a fake IP address to pretend to be someone who has access to the company’s private system.
  • Clickjacking occurs when a user clicks on something on their computer that appears harmless but is actually malicious.
  • Sniffing takes place when hackers intercept a network’s traffic to access unencrypted data.

It’s important to stay up-to-date on all the new methods used by cybercriminals in order to keep your business protected.

These are a few ways to spot a phishing scam and we talked about smishingwhale phishingspear phishing, and CEO fraud attacks during other topics. Even though the tactics may be altered, they all try to trick you into giving up personal information or login credentials. To learn more, check out this article.

The way we work is changing, so we must be prepared for whatever happens next. Implementing these three steps will give you a starting point, but they aren’t the end point. Working with an experienced MSP to get the most out of your remote work approach is critical. Many businesses will not be returning to the traditional in-office model, so the more steps we take to secure our businesses and our remote teams, the better off we’ll all be.

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