We have to confess: it is a difficult task to monitor and understand all the digital risks that surround the internet, and, consequently, devise an efficient plan to prevent them from interfering with your business. After all, cyber crime evolves daily – and, as if the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) pandemic was not enough, the year 2020 was marked in the memory of many people due to the dizzying high number of attacks, scams and frauds identified around the world.
It is no coincidence that, in 2019, the area of information security in Brazil already represented one of the largest investments in the world, with a projection of US $ 1.6 billion. According to a survey by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), digital crimes already caused, in 2014, a worldwide loss of US $ 445 billion – today, that sum exceeds the US $ 600 billion annually. You need to invest to protect yourself.
However, as we mentioned earlier, cyber threats evolve daily and criminals are always finding new ways to deceive the human factor (social engineering) and exploit vulnerabilities to attack, passively or actively, computer systems with a range of malware. Although there are several types of malicious programs, in the end, almost all of them have as their ultimate goal the financial profit on the part of the actors that control them.
To beat an enemy on your battlefield, you need to know him well. And that’s why Compugraf, in partnership with Check Point, developed “The Anatomy of Cyber Threats”, two complementary guides that dissect the risks faced by companies today and show how to combat them. The first, “Expanding Cybercrime”, focuses on the new methodologies adopted by criminals in recent months; already “The risks behind malware” explains the various types of malicious software.