“I have a firewall, an antivirus program, and all my employees use passwords. That’s always been good enough, and I’m tired of the scare tactics.”
It’s true that may have been good enough. Once upon a time. But it’s not fear-mongering to say times have changed. With the overwhelming number of hackers and malware bots out there now, the threat landscape has shifted.
- For example, the single hacker in a dark room is now a series of programs that creates nearly 5 million new phishing sites per month. And as phishing attempts get more sophisticated—being sent from legitimate email addresses, having fewer errors, and relying more on social engineering techniques—spam filters are not enough.
- Passwords can also bring down your network. Did you know that 76% of people use the SAME password for most, if not all, websites? So if you’re not prompting your employees to changes their passwords regularly, odds are high that they are using the same one on other websites. And those other websites could be getting breached, which puts your network at risk.
We don’t find any merit in using scare tactics at Infinity. Reality is frightening enough, and being afraid doesn’t do anyone any good. We’re far more interested in educating and taking action.