As we all know, the cybersecurity threat landscape is changing on a daily basis. The need for finding highly trained individuals trained in this area is quite high, but given this huge demand, there is actually a severe shortage of workers in the cybersecurity industry.
As we approach the end of the first quarter of 2019, many cybersecurity professionals are trying to predict what new threats could emerge in the remainder of the year. Many believe that phishing will still remain the top threat vector out there, but its growing levels of sophistication and covertness will greatly expand as the year goes on. It’s becoming much more difficult to tell the difference between a spoofed and an authentic website.
Many people think they are exempt from being scammed; however, that is not the case! Scammers are becoming more and more clever in their schemes, and we all need to become more aware of these hurtful practices. No one is safe when it comes to falling victim to scams. Krebs on Security discusses how many industry professionals are getting tricked by scammers through phone calls in his blog titled “Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever.”
Ascend Education recently released part three of its series on the top smartphone security threats today. The article tackles cyber threats like screen lockers and ransomware. Considering that the topic is already in its third edition, it’s clear that our data can be compromised in creative and unexpected ways via our phones. It’s important to note that educating yourself on these threats is the first step to creating better security for you and your devices, as hackers can easily exploit a lack of understanding when it comes to cyber threats.