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85% of global companies were exposed to cyberattacks in 2017

85% of global companies were exposed to cyberattacks in 2017

In 2017, for the first time in history, companies have incurred more losses as a result of cyberattacks than of thefts of hard assets.

The most common methods of cyberattacks were installing viruses and sending out phishing emails. Meanwhile in most cases (44%), the intruders were associated with the company – including former employees (20%), freelancers and temporary workers (14%), or even active employees (10%). 

There are several simple rules that will help to reduce the risks of cyberattacks for your business: 

• Improve computer literacy among company employees; 

• Make sure to block access to corporate resources for former employees; 

• Make sure that all the latest updates are installed on the system; 

• Carefully choose the operating system; 

• Use advanced antivirus software;

• Ensure regular back up of all important data.