The internet has made people more and more easier. Applications, websites, social networks and a number of features have been helpful in optimizing time, financial resources and work in general.
However, with the frequent use of this feature, there was also a need to increase care for “cybersecurity”, involving a set of practices to protect data and systems in a network. Taking this care is important for companies to keep track of data and internal processes, preventing cybercriminals from accessing confidential documents, files, and information, for example.
Unfortunately, many people and companies still sin in this regard, both out of ignorance and because they still believe in some cybersecurity myths that are wrong.
With that in mind, we’ve selected some of these cybersecurity myths that many people still believe in, including also what solutions and practices enhance security in the corporate environment.
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The main myths of cybersecurity
1. Only the IT industry should be concerned about the issue
Although THE IT team has the necessary technical knowledge about devices, systems and other topics related to the technology sector of the company, all employees should be concerned about cybersecurity.
Unfortunately, many think that this is only the responsibility of professionals working in the area, and that actions related to cybersecurity are under the responsibility of the IT team alone. However, it is essential that all employees are aware of good practices in this regard, such as dealing with sensitive data in the correct way and so on.
When users collaborate for a secure environment on the network, it is easier for the team to manage potential issues and incidents that may occur on a day-to-day basis.
2. Cybercriminals don’t care about small and medium-sized enterprises
Another myth concerns small and medium-sized enterprises. Contrary to what some think, cyber attacks are frequent for small and medium-sized businesses. Just as they do in large companies.
This happens because much of the world economy is derived from these company models. That is, cybercriminals see in SMEs an opportunity to violate systems, using for this vulnerability in the software used, for example.
In this way, we can realize that small and medium-sized enterprises also need to invest in digital security and apply practices that avoid the problem, since businesses of all sizes are targets of cybercrime.
3. I installed an antivirus and I’m protected enough
Having an antivirus installed on computers and other devices does not mean that the company is completely free from the action of cyber criminals. More than this feature, it is necessary to have at your disposal other quality tools, which can accurately identify any type of unknown intrusion or failures that present risks to the company’s networks.
That is, we know that the use of an efficient antivirus is of great importance, however, it is essential to combine the use of this solution with other prevention techniques to deal with different types of malicious actions.
4. I don’t need extra security solutions
We know that not investing in security solutions can generate various losses if the company’s system is hacked. Therefore, having efficient tools and a good structure to prevent this type of attack is essential for business.
In addition, many business processes are being automated, which means that a significant portion of sensitive business information and data is stored on an internal system and on the internet. This fact, in turn, increases the chances of some intrusion into the system or some access to the organizations’ confidential information.
In the midst of this scenario it is important to invest in reliable resources that are suitable for your needs, in addition to ensuring the protection of company data and security in all technological processes.
5. We should think only of external threats in relation to cybersecurity
Many managers believe that Threats related to cybersecurity only have external origin and are always done by Hackers professionals who have no connection with the company. However, it is necessary to be careful also in relation to internal users, from a constant monitoring and quality.
Suffering attacks from internal agents is a common situation that needs to be analyzed. Users who are part of the corporate environment have access to various information and company data, contributing to a malicious invasion, both by bad faith of these employees and by naivety.
Thus, guidance, security testing, and monitoring services aid both external and internal monitoring, and are certainly solutions that help reduce the chances of any type of threat, regardless of source.
Invest in data protection, privilege management and other actions that help you have efficient monitoring on cybersecurity.
6. Security updates slow down my system
Security updates are not always taken into account by users, as many believe that these processes make the system and Applications slow and inefficient. But, this type of feature is important to reduce failures and errors, ensuring a more stable and secure system for users.
Software that is updated is less likely to be attacked by cybercriminals, so frequent verification and implementation of what updates are needed creates a more secure digital environment for organizations.
As seen, there are still several cybersecurity myths, including the right forms of protection. All companies, regardless of their size, can be targets of intrusions and theft of data. So you need to understand which solutions are most effective to avoid external and internal threats. With the appropriate actions it is possible to build a corporate environment that has more security in all your digital processes, avoiding fraud, theft of information and cybercriminal intrusions.
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