A lot of the time they just ask.
No, seriously. 1 in 5 people will click on a malicious link. They log into what they think is Microsoft but is actually a website a hacker controls. Now the attackers have both their username and password.
In addition, you all have credentials on the dark web. Trust me, I know.
Out of 1,300 small businesses [JM Addington Technology Solutions / CyberSecureRIA] recently studied, the average number of passwords the company had on the Dark Web was 34. These are all small businesses.
And all y’all reuse your passwords. I’ve personally been on too many systems to believe otherwise.
- So after your password leaks anywhere onto the Dark Web, attackers will see it works on your cloud accounts.
- And because you reused the password, it will work.
This is exactly why an alerting system is critical: attackers will have access to your systems sooner or later. It’s when not if, and you need a fire alarm for that day.
Why Get an Alerting System?
An alerting system can detect any suspicious activity and notify you in real-time, so you can respond quickly and mitigate the damage. It also allows you to track the attacker’s activities, so you can understand their methods and improve your security measures.
For instance, an alerting system can detect when a user logs in from an unusual location or at an unusual time of day, allowing the security team to investigate the incident further.
In conclusion, an alerting system is essential for any business that wants to protect itself from malicious attacks. Without an alerting system, it is only a matter of time before attackers gain access to your systems and potentially steal or damage sensitive information. An alerting system can help detect any suspicious activity and notify you in real-time, allowing you to respond quickly and mitigate the damage.
It is never too late to have your system secured. Get yours secured today with JM Addington April Cloud monitoring and Alerting!