Watch out for 5 threats on Singapore’s Cyber Security in 2015

Although Internet of Things is quite convenient for everyone, but it is a platform where we share most of our personal information and indulge in online transactions. If you still think that cyber criminal’s only target big businesses, think again as you could be next victim of the 5 cyber security threats in Singapore and other locations of the world.

Cyber Security

1) Blastware

Blast ware is a new form of malicious malware that destroy systems, erase data and cover hacker’s tracks. It enables hackers to infiltrate systems, gather data and wipe out all information. You must be very careful while clicking on any unknown link and avoid sending information to any unsecure link.

2) Internet of Things threats

In 2015, Black Hat Hackers will emerge again, taking advantage of the vulnerabilities such as webcams, Human Machine Interfaces, etc. This will harm your system if manufacturers of internet devices have not implemented basic security standards. To prevent this, you need to ensure that you have a security system that evolves with technology for facing any sort of security hazard with ease.

3)  Mobile exploit kits

Cyber-attacks on mobiles will grow in 2015 as they are becoming biggest access route to the internet.  These devices carry important personal and business data and it won’t be long before crime packs and tools would start focusing on these devices too. However, you must apply appropriate security on your mobile- depending on the type of apps you use.

4) Non-Microsoft platforms at risk too

Earlier hackers used to focus on hacking Microsoft platforms. But due to availability of many other platforms, attackers are also moving to social engineering methods and focusing more heavily on hacking non-Microsoft platforms. To prevent that, you must keep your devices updated with latest security features.

5) Individual Cloud storage platforms

Although Cloud is a secure means of storing data, but slowly most businesses are moving towards cloud server. This means, multiple personal platforms within companies can put them at risk like Google Drive, Drop box, One Drive, etc. To protect your system, the related companies must put data on same server rather than individual servers to reduce the risk.