60% of Small Businesses That Suffer A Cyber Attack Are Out of Business Within 6 Months.

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Cyber Attacks -  how can we detect, prevent and mitigate?

The number of cyber-attacks are at an all-time high with no signs of slowing down, and the time to detection is taking longer than ever. To make matters worse, cyber criminals are focusing on small-to-midsize businesses, as they see you as easy targets compared to larger organisations with dedicated IT security teams.

WatchGuard bring best-in-class, enterprise-grade security to any organisation regardless of size or technical expertise.

We have been protecting businesses for over 21 years and we're trusted by over 80,000 small-to-midsize businesses and distributed enterprises around the globe.

Here's some insight from our WatchGuard Threat Lab showing data from May 2019-May 2020 and what our Internet Security Report – Q4 2019 analysis on the latest malware and cyber attacks.

Cyber Attacks Stats Asia-Pacific
Cyber Attacks Stats Southeast Asia
Cyber Attacks Stats Worldwide
Cyber Attacks Zero-Day Stats APAC
Cyber Attacks Zero-Day Stats SEA
Cyber Attacks Zero-Day Stats Worldwide

The term 'Zero-Day' means malware that has never been seen before. A traditional signature based anti-virus product cannot defend against zero-day malware as no software patch exists yet. WatchGuard provides advanced protection against zero-day threats and evolving malware. Read on below to learn more:

6 Top Cyber Security Checklist to combat Cyber Attacks

Ransomware education & prevention

70% of such attack targets small and mid-market businesses and as the digital underworld expands to include a broader range of cyber attacks, ransomware increases its harsh financial impact across the globe — estimated to grow to $20 billion by the end of 2021.

Phishing education & prevention

Phishing is the leading cause for data breaches, accounting for a whopping 90% of them, nearly 1.5 million phishing sites are created each month, 95% of attacks on business networks are the result of successful spear phishing and the average cost of a phishing attack to a mid-sized company is $1.6 million.

Stolen password education & prevention

Passwords are exploited in 81% of cyber attacks worldwide, and 61% of all attacks target businesses with less than 1,000 employees. Employee education and training can help, but what's most needed to reverse this trend is for authentication to require additional proof of identity beyond simple username and password, and to be widely deployed by all companies – no matter their size.

Unsecured Wi-Fi education & prevention

WatchGuard has released its 2020 cybersecurity predictions, and according to the report, vulnerabilities in 5G/Wi-Fi handover and the increase of mobile device usage and remote employees will be cause for serious concern in the year to come. No need to rip and replace existing APs, just add WIPS ( Wireless Intrusion Prevention System) and our Wi-Fi Security outperform competition as certified by Miercom.

End to End Network education & protection

For the third consecutive year, WatchGuard has achieved a “Recommended Rating” in the NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall Group Test. In the new report for 2019, WatchGuard earned high security effectiveness and low total cost of ownership, and is one of the only two products to block 100% of evasions and named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insight Customer’s Choice for Network Firewalls.

Total Endpoint education & protection

Endpoint security attempts to ensure that laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other wireless devices follow a definite level of compliance to standards. According to cyber reports, 68% of organizations were victims of endpoint attacks in 2019. The shift from traditional AV, signature-based to signature less malware and endpoint threats has evolved overtime and goes with the adoption and growing need for Threat Detection and Response (TDR) as another layer of endpoint protection. Watchguard’s integration with Panda Adaptive Defense 360  completed the full endpoint protection suite which is fully cloud-based and light weight.