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Counter Attack To Cyberattacks: Protect Your Business

Cybercriminals have had their sights set on logistics for some time. Simply because the logistics industry is strained by shortages and backlog. Knowing that criminals focus their energy on targets that are lucrative and have a large impact on the global economy along with widespread challenges surrounding the pandemic, logistics and shipping companies have become high-impact targets for criminals.

We are a part of a complex global system where data and information are shared through system integrations. The interconnectedness of the logistics industry creates multiple points where sensitive information is susceptible to a cyberattack such as Inventory data, delivery, and arrival dates/locations, and operational data involving air, ground, and maritime cargo transportation. The more links in a supply chain, the more vulnerable the data becomes. Therefore, logistics companies must invest in ways to safeguard data.

Below are the things you can generally do and consider to protect your business from the mind of a cybercriminal:

Protect Your Internal Systems:

Install firewalls and virus-detection programs

These block malware access to your systems.

  • Be sure to only use tested and trusted software. This software should have a strong security system with password protection, multi-authentication, and the ability for a user to take control.

  • Be sure to regularly back up your files and databases to protect your data and information from a cyberattack.

Train Your Employees

All personnel must be trained on the proper cybersecurity procedures. Employees should be aware of cyber interference or hacking attempts. Educate employees on the dangers of opening suspicious emails, as well as, clicking on unknown URLs, links, or attachments. Criminals often mirror email addresses, and invoices, and use text messaging to hack into mobile devices. It is a best practice to prevent employees from downloading unauthorized software and apps which could breach your security walls.

As the world evolves so do cyber threats and they pop up almost every day. Improving your company’s cybersecurity should be a high priority. Whilst the above steps will significantly reduce cyber risks, the threat can never be fully eliminated. Another option is to hire a skilled cybersecurity expert who is trained to protect data and keep system vulnerabilities at bay. They are aware of the latest security risks and protective measures. And in the instance that your systems are breached, they conduct a full investigation and create a plan of action.


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