Cybercrime and private companies

Since 2018, the number of malware targeting the corporate information system has increased by more than 80%.

Referring to a report issued by malwarebytes, companies today are a prime target for hackers. This is obviously not without reason. One of the most drinkable explanations on the issue of digital hygiene of the latter and the significant lack of preventive measures.

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Gavin Millard, Cybersecurity Expert at Malwarebytes, notes: "The reality is that organizations don't practice basic digital hygiene, or address their cyber exposure, leaving known vulnerabilities uncorrected and ready to exploit.

However, it is easier said than done. the companies have to sort through an ever-increasing number of companies every day critical vulnerabilities, with vulnerabilities favoured by attackers fall through the cracks." But for him it is not too late. If companies really wanted to, they could sets up a set of provisions to ensure this priority need for base. "But there is still hope, because companies can do a lot to protect against threats. If we look at the majority of the breaches almost all of them can be attributed to the exploitation of vulnerabilities known in uncorrected systems (via campaigns targeted or malicious), or to poor word management practices pass."

In addition, the expert cybersecurity will highlight the most detailed security vulnerabilities recurrent events that make it easier the task to hackers. He generally advises companies to pay even more attention to those platforms whose vulnerabilities can cause the most damage. In particular, Microsoft, WordPress and Flash. "Finding and correcting the flaws that more risk (i.e. militarized vulnerabilities) is essential to improve an organization's cyber exposure," insists Gavin Millard.

The Club of Experts in Information and Digital Security (CESIN) in this report notified that in 2018 alone, more than 80% of French companies were victims of a computer attack, a figure that was of course confirmed again in 2019. For this reason, René Thiel recommends rethinking the approach to cybersecurity by all companies. For him, much more needs to be made to raise awareness and training for all primary and secondary players in computer security. He said, "To engage in cybersecurity, the answers are not just budgetary. The awareness is there. The risk culture is emerging, but it still faces a strong corporate culture focused on productivity. Indeed, in collective representations, the security budget has often been seen as a brake on business productivity. Today, it has become the sine qua non of productivity. But also the guarantee of the sustainability of business structures. A return to paper culture in case of attacks is impossible. We need to be able to ensure that the system continues."

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