Top 3 Major Network Threats Every Enterprise Must Look Out in 2020
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Top 3 Major Network Threats Every Enterprise Must Look Out in 2020

By Enterprise Networking Mag | Friday, February 14, 2020

While enterprises are increasingly being aware of the importance of cybersecurity, most of them are trying to define and implement the required security measures. The below-given network threats will help the enterprises to take active steps and work against these threats.

FREMONT, CA: With rising cases of data breaches in the world, organizations realize that cybersecurity needs to be more than an afterthought. Hackers are frequently getting smarter and spreading their wings beyond phishing attacks to target everything from the stolen credentials to cloud misconfigurations to the remote access tools (RATs). Cybersecurity has emerged as the most discussed area of concern in organizations across the globe. In 2020, the scope of discussion needs to go beyond the upcoming security products and services to innovations in the security industry.

Phishing Attack

Phishing attacks are a sort of social engineering attack where the attacker generates a false email or website to trick a victim into surrendering sensitive information like the login credentials for work, passwords to online accounts, credit card info, etc. Of all the threats on this list, phishing emails are among the most important because they can trick an employee into giving up the legitimate access credentials, and then abuse those privileges to wreak havoc on the business' systems. Besides, more attackers are using phishing strategies because of how cheap, effective, and easy they can be to pull off. It's a very low-risk, high-reward approach for the cybercriminals that can they can use with only a minimum investment to time and effort.

Ransomware

Ransomware attacks are on the decline in general over the last year.  One reason why businesses target more than private citizens now is that they have more money and motivation to pay ransoms. In 2020, ransomware is no less than a threat than it ever was. Every day, businesses face the risk of encryption malware, making its way into the systems, and destroying the data.

Insider Attacks

To minimize risk in case of an internal attack, one of the best things that any of the organizations can do is to use a policy of least privilege to limit what systems and IT resources any user can access. That way, if an employee's user account is compromised or intentionally abused, the damage caused can be kept to a minimum. While not a foolproof plan, it can limit your exposure to risk. Also, revoking a user account's access privileges once it has been compromising can help to contain the attack and prevent the account from being used to do more damage in the future.

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