4 Common Cybersecurity Attacks (and How to Stop Them)


Cybersecurity attacks are becoming an unfortunate part of everyday life. While you may not have fallen victim to one, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about it--and wondering how you can protect your company, data, customers, and reputation.

Here are four common attacks to look out for (and how you can stop them in their tracks).

Common Cybersecurity Attacks

The bad news is that cybercriminals are endlessly creative. They've come up with all kinds of ways to cause trouble for your company. Here are just four of their favorite techniques:

  • Malware: Malware attacks rely on software that infiltrates your system and causes a variety of problems, from copying data to outright destroying it.

  • Phishing: A phishing attack begins with a call or email from what appears to be a legitimate company. If users respond to that message with personal information or passwords, the phishing scam is a success.

  • Personal data theft: When cybercriminals target personal data, they're hoping to learn about your customers or employees as individuals. This enables identity theft, further cybersecurity attacks, and more.

  • Corporate data theft: If an attack focuses on corporate data, the digital bad-guys are looking for information about your company--especially financial records, trade secrets, or otherwise-sensitive information.

Stepping Up Your Cybersecurity

The good news is that, despite these clever attacks, your company isn't helpless. With a solution like managed IT services at your back, you can trust that a tech partner is always looking out for you. By monitoring your network, identifying gaps in your cybersecurity approach, and helping you implement stronger solutions, a managed IT services provider acts as the shield your company deserves.

Better yet, managed IT helps you stay on top of the latest cyberattacks. As soon as those creative criminals come up with something new, you'll be able to learn about it and--more importantly--find out how to prevent it.

In conclusion, there are all kinds of cyberattacks--but luckily, there's one simple way to address all of them: managed IT services.

If you're ready to step up your cybersecurity, contact us today to find out about managed IT services.