We signed off 2018 as being the biggest year for Popcorn Training as a company, but it was also a big year for Cyber Security in general.

So what do we think is on the cards for 2019?

An increasing number of cybercriminals appear to have shifted their attention to ransomware. It is a tool that works, much like phishing as it mostly relies upon the naivety and unawareness of the end user either in an organisation or in their personal capacity. Either way, at the end of the day it can result in a big payday for the criminal.

Towards the end of 2018, we saw a dramatic increase in the number of impersonation attacks. Impersonation, or Spoofing, is when a fraudster pretends to be someone you know from a reputable organisation, and often asks for a large payment of money to be made. If in doubt pick up the phone, and be careful to scrutinise email addresses, often our eyes can be tricked by two incorrect letters into thinking it is in fact correct.

The architecture, development, and release of secure software becomes more critical in the context of the ever-expanding threat landscape. Awareness of the secure practices and attention to detail in the early stages, as well as thorough testing throughout development, should significantly minimise the risk of security vulnerabilities once released.

Create Your Human Firewall Today

The tech consumer has always been important, but now more than ever creating awareness of the threats out there is critically important to create your human firewall.

The crucial aspect of managing cyber threats successfully is staying up-to-date with security systems, and understanding what threats look like as well as the trends of attack types.

Get in touch with us to guide your cybersecurity awareness campaign and let us recommend content that is fit for the risk to your organisation.