So, what are the reasons of information leaking?
- inattention of employees
This is the most common problem. These are the employees who often become the vulnerability of the company and cause it serious problems. Downloaded file that is infected with a virus, copying sensitive materials to the flash drive or Your personal tablet for business trips – all this threatens the information security of the company. One day, the employee of the company Apple forgot iPhone 4 prototype at the bar. Since there was still a month left before the presentation, the student who found the phone was able to raise $ 5,000 for it. And all because it was bought by one of the magazines and made the exclusive premiere preview of the model.
- use of unlicensed software
Yes, licensed software is worth the money, but it will protect You. You will receive updates and support from technicians and additional privileges. According to Microsoft research, up to 7% of unlicensed software concealed the virus that was stealing passwords and personal information.
- DDoS Attacks (Distributed Denial of Service Attack)
This is the stream of false requests coming from many computers at the same time. This type of attack is mostly used to cause denial of service to the protected company, government authorities, for blackmailing the company, competing or diverting attention from the truly serious attack.
The virus is one of the most common and dangerous threats for Your company. In recent years, the number of virus attacks and the number of malicious attacks has increased. This is due to the channels of infiltration of viruses and the first place is still in the mail. But as practice shows, You can infect Your computer without even opening the suspicious email. According to Intel, WannaCry virus has reached 530,000 users and caused more than $ 1 billion in damages.
So consider these reasons and be careful!