Exposure of identity and login credentials
- Usernames and passwords accessed through accidental disclosure or as a result of social engineering.
- Credentials available on the dark web as a result of a data breach – It is strongly recommended that you can check if your domain has been compromised through the Have I been pawned? service.
- Brute force attack – poor or weak passwords and lack of password policy protection allow passwords to be guessed electronically.
Security vulnerabilities exposed due to software and systems not being patched
- Find out how to update the operating system of your devices, laptops, mobiles, TV's, smart devices and more...
- Ensure you know what applications are installed on your devices and that these remain up to date
- Ensure that any security updates are installed immediately on release
Lack of AntiVirus or Malware software installed on devices
- Ensure that your devices have antivirus or malware software configured on the devices and remain uptodate
- Ensure that this is switched on and active.
Loss of data and/or mobile devices
- Mobile devices are easily lost, stolen or broken ensure that you have a means to backup and retrieve the important data on your devices.
- Switch on services to locate your devices.
Loss of sensitive data by 3rd parties
- Many times you can be careful with your data and information only to find that 3rd party trusted service providers have had a data breach. This compromise also compromises you and you need to take action if this happens.
The information posted on social media and business information pages
- What you or others post about you in various places on social media can be collected and collated to build a very good composite picture of a person. This information can be used to be part of an attack on you or your family, friends or business partners by an attacker pretending to be you.