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Why do organizations suffer from data breach?

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Irrespective of the size of your business, you are prone to experiencing data and security breach if you haven’t maintained security. With the improvement in technology, every kind of business is in the threat if the breaches. However, this does not imply that you should be worried about the increasing risk. Hackers may try to break into your system but if you are careful enough with the additional security, no one would be able to affect your business.

The increasing number of breaches has been one of the main cyber security concerns. The businesses each day are implementing techniques through which they can prevent the system. Some of the main reasons through which your organization may suffer from security breaches include the following

Cyber attack

Every hacker has their method set and aims at targeting a business. However, it is necessary to be careful with the security efforts to prevent any such cyber attack. The hackers initial aim is to steal all private and secret information such as sensitive data, password, user code, log-in and more. Most hackers use tools to break into the system. Another reason why they hack into the system is to create chaos.

Social engineering

Imitation is an art but to use it for wrong purposes can have a negative impact. In case of social engineering, criminal acts like a legal and legitimate person to break into the system and steal information. They will either steal data or maliciously attack the system.

Phishing is one of the most common types of social engineering. Spam messages, especially emails require the employee to insert the details. Often the site may appear as a legal site and people eventually insert their details. This leads to malicious attack on the recipient customer thereby putting their personal data at risk.

Physical theft

Not every breach is aimed at stealing your personal data and information. Often the organizations may have their personal information on the website such as paper records. If things and security isn’t maintained the papers will be at the risk of ending up in the wrong hands.

The hackers may eventually use these documents for their own benefit in the long run. The organizations need to be careful with the use of devices and what they upload. Compared to digital theft, physical theft can pose a huge risk in a public place. Physical theft may also occur due to minor employee mistakes.

Paul Petersen

The author Paul Petersen


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