You think you have good security as a CEO, keep reading, because here’s 19 proven ways I can steal your data, get you fired, and then get you and your company tangled up with multi-million-dollar lawsuits. Here’s 19 ways someone can steal your data in 2019, according to Charles Denyer, one of the world’s foremost experts on cybersecurity and data privacy.
I Can Send you a Really Tricky email. Sending emails that contain links and download attachments with Ransomware – or trick you into giving up confidential information – is really quite easy. You’d be surprised at the number of employees and C level officers who are tricked by these campaigns. That’s because they play to our psychology. Phishing, technically speaking, is trying to obtain financial or other confidential information from Internet users, typically by sending an email that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization.
If you’re being asked to update your account, verify your personal information, or open an attachment, you’ll probably do it if the entity offering up the request seems legitimate, right? After all, would you really think twice about an email from the Social Security Administration or from Bank of America requesting you to verify personal information? Familiarity breeds trust, and its why tricky emails – which are essentially phishing emails – are so incredibly successful.
In 2019, a Rapid7 cybersecurity expert conducted a security experiment attended by 60 CEOs. By the time the event had concluded, 45 of the CEO’s had fallen victim to at least one type of phishing campaign.
Phishing campaigns are just one of the nineteen ways that criminals are stealing your data in 2019.
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