Given the current nature of the cyber threat landscape, no organisation is immune from becoming the target of cybercriminals. Over the past year alone, we’ve seen companies of all types and sizes, irrespective of industry or sector, fall victim to a cyberattack. While previously, digital sectors such as eCommerce companies were the first on the radar of criminals, this has now shifted towards industrial targets.
The reason for this change is because often companies in these industries have not updated or enhanced their cybersecurity processes for a significant period. It’s common for legacy systems to still be using the same security protocols they had when first issued, meaning attacks can quickly and easily interfere with operations. There’s a misconception that cyberattacks are increasing with their sophistication or level of complexity, yet in reality criminals are using well-established tactics and seeking the easiest, most available opportunities.
To enhance their security posture, leaders need to start prioritising their cybersecurity systems. This starts with understanding where in the company the most common threats exist.