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The Top 4 Cybersecurity Threats in 2022

Cyber Security | April 5, 2022
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Whether you run a construction company, a small accounting firm, or a law office, it is crucial to invest in a suitable cybersecurity solution to keep your data, files, and other information safe. While cybersecurity requirements will differ based on a variety of factors, you and your employees should always be aware of modern cybersecurity threats. As leading providers of cybersecurity services, the team at Next Hop Solutions knows that cybercriminals and threats to your data are constantly changing and evolving. That is why we have compiled a list of the top 4 cybersecurity threats in 2022 to help you stay informed and protected.

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4 Prominent Cybersecurity Threats to Monitor

To ensure that your business stays safe from breaches, corrupted files, and stolen data, it is worth learning about the following threats and monitoring them:

1. Social Engineering

Social engineering remains one of the most dangerous hacking techniques employed by cybercriminals, largely because it relies on human error rather than technical vulnerabilities. These threats typically take the form of phishing emails with dangerous links or attachments. This makes these attacks even more dangerous as it is typically easier to deceive a human into opening an attachment or clicking a link than it is to breach a sophisticated digital security system.

2. Third-Party Exposure

Cybercriminals can circumvent even the most advanced security systems by hacking vulnerable networks belonging to third parties that have privileged access to the primary target. If you outsource any work to another company and give them access to your data, be sure that they always utilize proper security practices and comply with your internal processes.

3. Mobile Device Vulnerabilities

Mobile device usage for work-related processes drastically increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While remote workers rely more heavily on mobile devices, experts also encouraged large-scale adoption of mobile wallets and touchless payment technology to limit germ transmission. A larger population of users presents a larger target for cybercriminals, especially for users that use the same password for various accounts. This threat has become even more prominent in recent months as many companies are allowing employees to become permanently remote and utilize their personal devices to access company information.

4. Ransomware

While ransomware attacks are not a new threat by any means, they have become significantly more expensive in the past 3-4 years. In addition to financial loss, ransomware attacks also cause downtime and lost income while hackers hold system access for ransom. As ransomware has only become more sophisticated, widely available, and convenient for hackers over time, awareness and prevention have never been more important.

To learn more about our cybersecurity solutions and other IT services, get in touch with the experts at Next Hop Solutions. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services or the IT requirements of your operation.


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