Avoiding Cybersecurity Slip-Ups

by | Jun 10, 2024

The Five Most Common Mistakes

Ever left your front door wide open?
In the digital world, many are doing just that without realizing it!
Visual Capitalist’s article highlights five common cybersecurity blunders HERE

First up, there’s the classic “Password123” saga.
Using default or weak passwords is an open invitation to cyber intruders.
swIDch estimates 81% of data breaches are due to poor password security.
The article can be found HERE

Next, skipping software updates is akin to ignoring a recall notice on your car.
Skybox Security reported a 25% year-over-year increase in the number of new vulnerabilities HERE
Those patches are there for a reason, folks!

Then there’s the trusty ol’ phishing scam.
If that email from a foreign prince promising millions sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
This scam is so common the FBI have a dedicated page for it HERE

Fourth on the list is poor data backup practices; think of it as not saving your game before a big boss fight.
You can find good backup advice from the UK Government HERE

Finally, a lack of cybersecurity training leaves you defenceless, like a knight without a shield.
EC-Council’s Essentials Series is a free program to help with this kind of skills shortage HERE

So in the interest of safety, security and your cyber administrator’s sanity – please close the digital front door.



One more thing,

At Pfortner, we take Information security seriously.

We encrypt email, messaging and network communications to provide our clientele with uncompromised privacy.

If you need to protect sensitive communications, please see www.pfortner.co.za

Or send a blank email to info@pfortner.co.za , and we will get back to you.