Cybersecurity: Five Best Practices for Recruiters to be Aware of
- More than half of the companies in the UK have recently been attacked by ransomware.
- A cyber-attack can be catastrophic to a recruitment agency’s reputation.
- Access Group discusses how recruitment agencies can improve its protection against cyber-attacks in this new article.
London, UK – 25.05.2017 - With every passing day - security threats seem to be worsening. It is no longer a case of what if you get attacked, but rather of when will it happen. A cyber-attack can be catastrophic to a recruitment agency’s reputation – damaging previously trusted relationships with candidates and clients about the safety of confidential data.
Cyber attackers understand that businesses rely on critical systems as well as data and the subsequent massive impact of any security breach. The popular forms of attack include malware, denial of service (DoS) or distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, phishing, ransomware or attacks driven by downloads.
However, ransomware has particularly started proving highly effective for hackers and cyber criminals. According to a survey, around 54% of the surveyed companies in the UK have recently been attacked by ransomware.
Yet, despite being aware of the threats that cyber criminals pose, most businesses are still vulnerable to security breaches in various forms. It is impossible to be 100% safe, but there is scope for limiting the risk to a greater extent.
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