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April 07, 2017

2 Backdoor Network Entries You Need to Close ASAP

Protecting your network from cybercrime is a never-ending job. Just when you patch one vulnerability, more are bound to pop up where you least expect them.

For example, here are two sneaky backdoor network entrances that hackers could use to get into your network:

Mobile apps: Malicious applications are one of the top cybersecurity threats facing your organization right now.  In fact, end users may be currently using harmful applications without even realizing it. As we discussed in a recent blog post, ransomware — a type of malware that encrypts files and machines and holds them for ransom — has been recently discovered lurking in the Google Play store.

Unfortunately, many workers don’t think about this type of danger when downloading applications. According to one recent study, more than one third of customers don’t consider application details before downloading them. And half rarely review permissions requests when making downloads.

Mobile device management is the solution you need to fix this problem.

Vendors: Consider this scenario…Someone in your company hires a vendor to work on your website. To gain access to the website, the vendor requests password and login information, which is then transferred via email.

Here are some question: How secure is the vendor’s email account? Is he or she using strong passwords? Does his company take cybersecurity seriously? These are important questions to ask, because when that vendor gets hit with a data breach your login credentials could be discovered and used to infiltrate your network. That’s how hackers operate.

Of course, you can’t defend what you don’t know. So, make a list of all of the vendors or contractors who are working with your company and don’t be afraid to inquire about how they handle cybersecurity. Make sure they know how much you value network security. Communication is critical for success here.

Here at Apex Technology Services, our expert cybersecurity team can work with you and your IT administrators to close these types of backdoor entrances.

To get started, check out our approach to cybersecurity.

A new breed of hacktrepeneurs has awoken and they have little to fear and everything to gain by infecting as many companies as possible and extorting money from them. Apex Technology Services stands ready to protect your company regardless of whether it’s located in New York CityWhite Plains, New York; Connecticut; Australia; Europe; or anywhere else. Our full suite of cybersecurity and IT support services is at your disposal, enabling you to spend less time worrying about and more time growing your business.

To ensure your security, consider one of our most popular services — Auditing & Documentationwhich pinpoints vulnerabilities in your infrastructure, process flow and internal security procedures.

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