Ever been scared by the “New threats have been detected” message and wondered if your network is secure? To avoid headaches, network security should be a top priority within your company.

That’s because cyber scam attempts grew 20% in the second quarter of 2022, according to a Transunion survey published on the G1 Portal in October 2022. In addition, internet scammers improve themselves year by year, trying to circumvent existing security solutions. That’s why it’s important to be up-to-date and have your network protected. Learn more in this article.

What are the network security threats to watch out for?

What level of attention and investment does your company devote to network security? Well, know that worrying about  the security of your business information is crucial to avoid financial losses and the erosion of the brand’s image.

One of the ways to protect yourself is to be well informed, so check out the threats you should be on the lookout for today:

1. Ransomware

Ransomware  is a type of malware that can take over your company’s devices, preventing access to data or the operating system, locking and encrypting information on your system.

Usually, the criminals after taking control of the machine, demand money to unlock it, as in a kidnapping.

2. DDoS Attacks

DDoS attacks seek to make your server unavailable, blocking any task. It is also known as a “distributed denial-of-service attack” and can be used to ask for a financial ransom or damage the organization’s image.

3. Malware

A survey by Check Point reveals that at least 46% of companies around the world have had an employee download malware.

This problem has been exacerbated by working from home and can cause problems, especially on mobile devices and payment-related applications.

4. Infostealers

Infostealers are trojans that steal a company’s data. This makes money for cybercriminals or helps prepare for other larger attacks.

How to protect yourself from network security threats?

There are different ways to be truly protected against cyberattacks, such as offering courses and training for your team, performing recurring backups, and hiring security solutions that are aware of your reality and are constantly updated against these threats and those that may arise in the future.

With more than 5,000 clients, Blockbit is one of the leading manufacturers of cybersecurity solutions, empowering businesses to protect themselves against a wide range of threats, vulnerabilities, and cyberattacks, whether internal or external, generic or specific.