Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 65 | Page 84


ThreatLocker : The best practices for common cybersecurity threats in 2023

Cyberthreats are on the rise , with attackers increasingly targeting organisations ’ most valued assets , necessitating businesses to ensure greater protection and smoother experiences for their users . ThreatLocker , a cybersecurity company developing tools for decades including programs for endpoint and network security , has outlined the best practices organisations can implement when faced with common cybersecurity threats in 2023 and beyond .

As organisations take action to protect Internet-connected devices and services from malicious attacks by hackers and other cybercriminals , it is best to stay updated with the latest practices as they guard against phishing schemes , ransomware attacks , identity theft , data breaches and financial losses .

Here are three best practices for common cybersecurity threats in 2023 :
1 . Phishing
Phishing is often defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails or text messages purporting to be from reputable companies or colleagues to induce individuals or organisations to reveal personal information like passwords and credit card numbers .
Most recently , cybercriminals have resorted to deceptive phishing , an easier means of tricking someone into clicking a malicious link in a seemingly legitimate email . Deceptive phishing is an easier means of misleading employees into revealing personal identities , passwords and credit card details compared to breaking through computer defences .
As a best practice , ThreatLocker recommends providing staff with cybersecurity and phishing awareness training so they can identify and react to possible scams
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