Top 5 Most Common Device Threats for CEO’s, High Access Employees and Board Members

Executives and high-access employees should have the highest security in an organization. The result of their work secures the bottom dollar and has a direct correlation to growth and prosperity. Personal devices, whether at work or home, are the top targets of hackers, foreign entities, or persons needing to steal intellectual property.

A surprising fact is that 76% of CEOs admit to bypassing security protocols to get something done faster, sacrificing security for speed, according to Forbes.

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The connected home is a prime target for cybercriminals. But few executives realize the threat or take it seriously. In this current climate, gambling on the risk of a compromised network can lead to lost revenue, decreased productivity, a downgrade of reputation, and disruption of business continuity is irresponsible.

Environments of devices from third-party solution providers such as home theater and automation, internet-accessible security cameras, networking devices like routers, firewalls, VPNs, and other IoT uses are often misconfigured or running out of date firmware and have multiple vulnerabilities.

Here are the Top 5 Most Common Device Threats for CEO’s, High Access Employees and Board Members

1. Malware (Virus and Trojan Horses) –

  • Malware is a file, or a code designed to cause damage to a user’s personal computer and network.
  • Trojan Horse is a form of malware that captures critical information computer system or network.

2. Unpatched Devices Exploits

Bad entities constantly probe into your software, looking for unpatched systems to attack them directly or indirectly. Attackers have the time to know what’s upcoming in software’s unpatched vulnerabilities before a patch emerges.

3. Adware

Adware — or advertising-supported software — is automated, unwanted software designed to bombard users with advertisements, banners, and pop-ups. Adware typically infects devices via downloadable content – like any shareware or freeware – that opens the door to malicious third-party programs. These can covertly install ad software onto your device.

4. Potentially unwanted applications

Potentially unwanted applications or applications (PUAs), classified as grayware, refer to applications installed in a mobile device or a computer that may pose a high risk or have an untoward impact on user security and/or privacy.

5. WIFI-Threats from Malicious Networks

Public network Wi-Fi can expose users to potential security risks, particularly on sites where you are the products.

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