Who doesn’t love the convenience of workplace collaboration tools and messaging apps like Slack, Teams, and Zoom?
We can chat with colleagues, share files, hold meetings, and even discuss sensitive topics without leaving our comfy home offices. It’s all sunshine and rainbows… until cyber attackers decide to rain on your parade.
You see, whilst these platforms have become a blessing for productivity, they’ve also opened a Pandora’s box of cyber security risks.
Did you know that Slack, despite using encryption, does not feature end-to-end encryption? It’s believed this is so clients can maintain visibility into their company’s communications.
Or if you use WhatsApp for your business, it has been exploited in a variety of social engineering attacks?
And let’s not forget Telegram, which has become a prime target for cyber attackers.
This has given birth to a new attack category – Business Communication Compromise (BCC), a sinister cousin of the more familiar Business Email Compromise (BEC).
82% of data breaches involve the human element, according to a 2022 Data Breach Investigation Report. An innocent click on a phishing email, and your communication platforms become a playground for cyber attackers.
Here’s how you can stay safe.
- Enforce strict access controls, so only people who are supposed to get into your platform, can do so. Something simple like multi-factor authentication can be a powerful deterrent
- Implement data loss prevention measures. Use a system with encryption and make sure lost or stolen devices can be remotely wiped
- And train your team how to protect sensitive information
If we can help you stay better protected, get in touch.