A struggle that always seems to favour cyber-prisoners

Today cybercrime has become something quite mundane.

Indeed, it is almost impossible to end a week without hearing that a particular structure has been hacked or risked being hacked.

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Being a pirate has now become like a full-time job. Because you have to innovate every time to be able to succeed your next move. The same goes for cybersecurity specialists, who must also remain constantly on the alert even though their adversary on the other side, the hacker, is still in most cases one step ahead. "Today no sector or state is spared. According to Allianz's 2019 barometer, these acts cost some $600 billion in 2018 compared to $445 billion in 2014. Globally, cyber incidents (37%) become the first business risks in France. Data theft, extortion… the average loss of a cyber incident now amounts to just over 2 million euros, compared to nearly 1.5 million euros for a fire or explosion. Noted Cédric Cailleaux, technical manager for security and networks at Axians.

Today, the question remains and we know very well although the danger on represents cyber-malveillance. However, there is no question here of inevitability, because good practices exist to effectively combat all these computer attacks that constantly disturb public order. some practices that unfortunately are being neglected. "If, quite rightly, cyberattacks are causing fear, it is nevertheless possible to take measures to reduce them, including avoiding the root causes of malevolence: phishing and ransomware. says Cédric Cailleaux. For this the main fight against cybercrime begins, in particular, with the eliminate phishing and phishing ransomware, very common practices in the field of piracy computer science.

As a reminder, it is phishing a method that consists of simply through bait, which is usually made up of a e-mail or SMS message, prompting the user to receive services to click on a link that will redirect it to a managed platform hackers or infected with them, or will be asked to give some information about him to retrieve them and use it at malicious ends. This is how some people are robbed information of a financial or very personal nature, which is easy to proves to be a big problem later. As for the ransomware that is infamous in recent years years, it's a way for hackers to extract money from people either access their devices or their data. Once this achievement, it is simply enough to demand payment of a ransom. And that's what's commonly happening these days. And for our expert "In view of these two devices, the observation is clear: the weak link is none other than the user. It is therefore crucial to make them aware of such scams. »

Awareness would then be the key to starting the fight against cybercrime, which seems to be increasingly leaning towards criminals. "All employees need to take stock of IT risks and take a responsible approach. For this, it is important to provide clear and recurrent information on the subject. Messages can be collective or individual. A poster campaign, for example, can be done in meeting rooms, places of relaxation (cafeteria, dining room, etc.), and videos can be broadcast in places of passage or via the corporate social network. says Cédric Cailleaux.

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