In 2018, the Cyber safety problems were more acute than last year. The number of attacks and breaches rised along with the tools and processes for protecting these breaches.
According to a recent Statistics Canada report, the amount of police-reported cybercrimes in Alberta has increased by 185 percent between 2014 and 2017. This represents the greatest increase in Canada.
Here are a Few of the numbers for 2018:
- Marriott Starwood Hotels booking system, private information of 500 million customers within four Decades.
- CIBC’s Simplii and Bank of Montreal were hacked.
- Bell Canada hackers obtained personal information of around 100, 000 customers
- Numerous ransomware attacks also took place on the municiplities of Midland, Ontario, and many more.
More challenges require us to adopt many tactics.
- Have a Strategy: Know how you will recover from ransomware because we're all goals.
- Create a Security Partner: Make safety a central value. Building safety in at the beginning, leaders which are engaged, and holding teams accountable for compliance are a part of creating the culture.
- IT and Business Aligned: Make sure the team handling your IT security has options matched with the RTO (recovery time objective) and RPO (recovery point objective) which meet your business needs.
- Adopt MFA: Multi-factor authentication is required past over simply VPNs and privileged accounts.
- Utilize a Password Manager: This will guarantee unique passwords across platforms and guarantee company credentials are different from personal ones.
We have to keep working at it.