Former director of the FBI Robert Mueller once said in a 2012 speech, “I am convinced that there are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be.”
That is still the case, even more so in 2020 with the growing number of cyberattacks. In this blog, we will go over some of the common reasons hackers are able to access critical data.
Targeted ransomware and malware attacks are becoming more common and more intricate as technology advances. The prevalence of cloud-based ERP systems gives potential hackers more opportunities to hack into a system if an employee connects to an unsecure WiFi connection while working away from the office, or doesn’t utilize two-factor authentication when working.
Increased Integration of Internet of Things
As Internet of Things devices become more commonplace, the more they become targets for cyberattacks. The more IoT devices that are on your production line, the more entrance points a potential cyberattack can infiltrate your business.
This is compounded by the possibility that IoT devices made by different manufacturers may have different security protocols, which could make standardized security protocols difficult.
Software That Hasn’t Been Updated
Fresh software updates are always being pushed out by ERP software companies and IoT manufacturers, and for good reason. Not only do they include new features designed to boost efficiency, but they close security loopholes as well.
Putting off critical software updates leaves the door open for a cyberattack. Make sure you are keeping up with security patches to keep your ERP protected. A cloud-based ERP system can help combat this and take the guesswork out of updates, because they are pushed automatically.
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