How to spot a cyberthreat: a guide for businesses
Cyberthreats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and businesses need to be vigilant in order to protect themselves. There are a few key things to look out for that can help you spot a cyberthreat:
- Unexpected or unusual activity: If you notice something out of the ordinary happening on your network or on devices connected to your network, it could be a sign that someone is trying to gain access or launch an attack.
- Suspicious emails or attachments: Be wary of any emails or attachments that you weren’t expecting, or that seem suspicious. These could contain malware or links to malicious websites.
- Unknown or unauthorised devices: If you notice any devices on your network that you don’t recognise or that haven’t been authorised by your IT department, they could be being used to gain access to your data.
- Unusual or unexpected network traffic: If you notice unusual or unexpected traffic on your network, it could be a sign that someone is trying to gain access or launch an attack.
If you spot any of these signs, it’s important to take action immediately. Contact your IT department or security team and let them know what’s happening. They will be able to investigate and take steps to protect your network.