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Top 2019 cybersecurity threats and why you should be alarmed

A take on the security threats of 2019 by Alex Ryals, VP Security Solutions at Tech Data.

The threats are not just teen hackers sitting in their garage, but are very sophisticated, multi-month planned attacks from individuals, groups or nation-states aiming to steal information and data, and sell it on the dark web for profit.

With the explosion of information, critical cyber threats are certainly facing the market today, and global companies like Tech Data are not immune, making it important for all of us to learn about cybersecurity threats and what can be done to prepare.

Here are two of the top threats I see going into 2019.

Ransomware

Unfortunately for the SMB market, 56 percent of all malware deployed in the first half of 2018 contained a ransomware variant, according to the 2018 Verizon Breach Investigation Report, and many of those companies didn’t survive the attack.
Read more on ransomware in the full article

Phishing and Spear Phishing Attacks

Some analysts estimate that over 60 percent of emails that come into a company on average are a phishing or spam attack. It only takes one click on a phishing email to cause a tremendous amount of damage.
Read more on Phishing in the full article

This article is the first in a three part series by Alex Ryals, VP Security Solutions at Tech Data.
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