The top 10 cyber threats every Swiss SMB needs to know about

Isabelle Kuksin

June 1, 2023

Cyber threats are increasing in frequency and sophistication and can pose a serious risk to your business. Here are the top 10 cyber threats you need to be aware of:

  • Phishing attacks: Phishing attacks use social engineering to trick people into giving away sensitive information like passwords or login credentials.
  • Ransomware: Ransomware is malware that encrypts your files and demands payment in exchange for the decryption key.
  • Malware: Malware is a broad software category that includes viruses, Trojans, and other types of malicious code.
  • Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks: DoS attacks overwhelm your website or network with traffic, making it unavailable to legitimate users.
  • Advanced persistent threats (APTs): APTs are long-term, targeted attacks designed to steal sensitive information.
  • Insider threats: Insider threats can come from employees or contractors who have access to sensitive information and abuse that access.
  • Password attacks: Password attacks can take many forms, from brute-force attacks that guess passwords to phishing attacks that trick people into giving away their passwords.
  • SQL injection attacks: SQL injection attacks exploit vulnerabilities in web applications to gain access to your database.
  • Social engineering attacks: Social engineering attacks use psychological manipulation to trick people into giving away sensitive information.
  • Internet of Things (IoT) attacks: IoT attacks target the growing number of connected devices in your business, from smart TVs to security cameras.

To protect your business from these cyber threats, it’s important to implement a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that includes employee training, regular software updates, and proactive monitoring and detection. Additionally, consider investing in cyber insurance to help protect your business during a cyber attack.

By staying informed and taking proactive steps to protect your business, you can reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and keep your data safe and secure. Don’t let cyber threats catch you off guard – stay vigilant and take action to protect your business today.

Isabelle Kuksin is the COO of Cyberion

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