Employees at every level have a responsibility to protect the company against cybersecurity threats, yet threats proliferate quickly and educating employees takes time. There are hundreds of sources that publish breach announcements, emerging threats, and new vulnerability warnings every day. You may not have the resources or capacity to keep up-to-date with every potential source for threat intelligence.
The Defendify Threat Alert System helps you stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats, trending cyber attacks, cyber incidents, and published vulnerabilities that could impact your business. Through continuous alerts, you can help keep your employees and customers informed and take the necessary precautions to mitigate risk around cyber attacks.
What are cybersecurity threat alerts?
There is a lot more to threat alerts than software patch notifications and nation state criminal activity. Alerts can include discovered vulnerabilities, new attack vectors and methods used by cybercriminals, local and national stories, market specific threats, trending phishing attacks, and more. All are important to be aware of and can pose potential threats to your business.
Who are cybersecurity threat alerts for?
While every employee has a responsibility to protect the company against cybersecurity threats, threat alerts are best viewed and assessed by IT professionals and management teams. If you don’t have an internal IT resource, owners or operations managers should receive threat alerts and relay anything of concern internally and to their IT partner (e.g. managed service provider, security system integrator, etc.).
Why are cybersecurity threat alerts important?
Having a consolidated view of cybersecurity threats impacting organizations like yours helps you be prepared to take action before a breach occurs. Threat alerts provide clues on when to take proactive steps towards protecting your business and your employees such as:
When to change passwords on potentially compromised accounts (and all others using the same password).
Maintaining heightened awareness of phishing, social engineering, and other scams involving breached companies or popular themes.
Get relevant, emerging cybersecurity threat alert notices in one place
Defendify does the heavy lifting for you by curating, aggregating, posting, and emailing you information about emerging cybersecurity threats. You’ll receive notices about new cyber incidents and cyber attacks that could impact your business that you can share with your employees and customers immediately.
You can choose to share alerts automatically with multiple employees at your company or use the alert system to keep an internal watchlist up-to-date. Either way, the Defendify Threat Alert System is meant to keep everyone at your company informed and vigilant.
In order to take action, you must first be aware
Having a consolidated view of cybersecurity threats impacting businesses like yours helps you be prepared and take action before a breach occurs. If you understand current security threats such as new attack vectors and trending phishing attacks, you can proactively take steps to change passwords on potentially compromised accounts, alert employees to trending phishing scams, and take other preventative measures.