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In “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu said, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
This is still true and relevant for today’s cybersecurity threats. And now that the COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced in a future where everyone is remote, mobile, and less secure, cybercriminals are redoubling their efforts and specifically targeting remote workers. Making it more important than ever to know what you’re up against.
Identify The Threat
When it comes to cybercrime, it can be quite difficult to spot. Cyberthreats in the form of malware, phishing, ransomware, trojans, attacks on IoT devices and more. It can also evolve from basic computer viruses to widespread and devastating attacks.
Phishing emails are growing in number; everyone should be vigilant and careful when clicking on online links from unknown sources or opening email attachments. Unknown pop-ups can be infected with malware or spyware that can compromise the network.
The threat of a cyberattack on your business is real. Protecting the business network comes down to ensuring security controls are in place across the organisation.
Bytestock is now partnered with SonicWall, providing the latest and most secure ways to protect your business network. Speak to one of our dedicated account managers to find the best cybersecurity for your business.
2020 Cyber Threat Report
According to the midyear update to the 2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, while the quantity of malware deployed overall is dropping, the malware that is going out is both more advanced and more targeted than ever before. The degree of sophistication displayed in some phishing and social engineering strategies proves that even if you don’t know your adversary, they certainly know you. If they’re successful in fooling you, their cyber threats are often capable of completely circumventing legacy cybersecurity solutions. These sorts of threats will often obfuscate in front of security solutions, only to execute later in memory — or worse, in the CPU and hardware where you are a tenant. Perhaps in a service you have in the cloud where the hardware itself executes the code and steals your information.
And if you’re thinking only a handful of cybercriminals have access to this level of sophistication, think again.
In 2020, each month saw a significant year-over-year increase in the number of malware variants found by SonicWall Capture ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) and RTDMI (Real-time Deep Memory Inspection). Combined, they represent a full 62% increase over 2019’s first-half totals. In the first six months of 2020, Capture ATP and RTDMI found 315,395 new malware variants, including threats that do not exhibit any malicious behaviour and hide their weaponry via encryption. During this time, there has also been a whopping 176% increase in the number of malicious Office files, including some that can evade signature-based anti-malware engines and hinder sandbox debugging and analysis. These files look just like any other file you may receive through the course of your workday but can lead to data exfiltration, ransomware infections and more.
SonicWall with Bytestock
SonicWall Boundless Cybersecurity safeguards organisations with seamless protection. Stopping the most evasive cyberattacks across boundless exposure points and increasingly remote, mobile, and cloud-enabled workforces.
Bytestock offers SonicWall’s Next-Gen Firewall, Secure Mobile Access, and Network Security Virtual Series. Making sure your employees are safe to work anywhere, anytime, from any device.
To find out more on SonicWall offerings, contact the Bytestock team today on +44 (0) 1753 965 777. Or, simply send us an email on the link below and one of our dedicated account managers will get back to you.