5 New Cybersecurity Threats in 2024: Stay Informed and Protected

February 13, 2024

As we navigate through 2024, the landscape of cybersecurity threats continues to evolve, requiring heightened awareness and proactive measures. Last year marked a turning point, with AI-powered attacks becoming more prevalent and sophisticated. It's no longer a matter of if your organization will be hacked, but when.

1. The Proliferation Of AI-Powered Attacks

In the cyber chess game, AI acts as the queen, providing a powerful advantage to those who wield it. Expect highly sophisticated deepfake social engineering attacks aimed at separating you from your assets. From scams using AI-generated voices to impersonate family members for extortion to infiltrating companies by posing as trusted figures, the threats are diverse. At CHR Creative, we prioritize employee awareness training and employ robust managed threat and response systems to counter AI attacks.

2. Increased Risk Of Remote Workers

The ongoing trend of remote work brings an increased risk of cyber threats. Devices used for both personal and professional activities pose a significant danger, especially when connected to unsecured networks. From the risk of device loss or theft to the potential compromise of critical applications, the challenges are numerous. CHR Creative emphasizes the importance of secure practices and offers solutions to mitigate risks associated with remote work.

3. Escalation Of Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks have surged, with an estimated 1.7 million occurring daily. The average ransom payment exceeds $100,000, making it a lucrative criminal enterprise. Despite this, businesses are becoming more adept at thwarting such attacks. CHR Creative takes a proactive stance by deploying and managing anti-ransomware security suites on all client computers.

4. IoT Attacks

The Internet of Things (IoT) has expanded, providing hackers with numerous access points into our lives. From smart kitchen appliances to pet trackers, each connected device represents a potential vulnerability. At CHR Creative, we understand the importance of securing all entry points, not just traditional ones like PCs.

5. Cyber Protection Legal Requirements

Governments are responding to the cyber threat by introducing comprehensive laws mandating "reasonable security" measures for businesses. The FTC and various states are actively enforcing these regulations, with penalties for non-compliance. Stay ahead of the curve—ensure your organization meets legal requirements and avoids potential financial repercussions by reaching out to us at Techworks.

Concerned about your cybersecurity posture? Ensure you're properly protected with a no-obligation Cybersecurity Risk Assessment. Contact us today to get more information. 

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