What is cybersecurity?

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Whatever type of business you run, you are exposed to cybersecurity risks as soon as you use the Internet. Discover the key concepts of cybersecurity and the risks your business might face.

What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is designed to protect information, which is often a companyís most valuable asset. It uses technical, organizational and human means to keep your information secure.

How can fraudsters access your information?

They use a variety of tactics, including compromising your servers and infecting your computers with viruses and malware. Fraudsters can get very creative to get what they want.

Why is your business at risk?

Your business has information thatís very attractive to fraudsters. They are particularly interested in:

  • Files on your clients or service providers (contact details, sales history, passwords, personal information, etc.)
  • Information on your employees
  • Your companyís banking information (credit card numbers, etc.)

What are the main threats?

Phishing

Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending out mass emails or text messages to steal your personal information or install malware on your computer, by urging you to click on links or to open attachments.

Malware

The term “malicious software” (malware) refers to any program that performs operations without the userís knowledge and is a threat to their computer system.

Viruses

A computer virus is a program that spreads to other computers quickly and unassumingly. It disrupts the operation of infected computers to varying degrees. A virus spreads through the exchange of digital data, particularly by means of emails or their attachments.

Denial-of-service attack

A denial-of-service attack seeks to make a service unavailable by flooding it with useless traffic.