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Unit 4-Question 1

Cyberattacks, disabling computers, stealing data are 3 common acts of attacks on network security of small and medium enterprises. They are vulnerable because they are less able to implement cybersecurity measures, and lack the resources to invest in security and system protection. These attacks are usually aimed at them. For example:

1. Distributing software with malicious source code (Ransomware, viruses, spyware and trojans,…). They can stole important information such as numbers, bank or credit card passwords, and login information.2. Tech scams – An attacker sends a company employee or customer a message, an email, in the hope that the employee or the company’s customers do not know will click the link, download or will Distributing malicious source code to their system, freezing the system, stealing accounts or sensitive information of companies and customers. The employees of these businesses do not receive adequate training in cybersecurity and safety, which can make it difficult for employees to identify and avoid scams.

They need to:- Invest in security and privacy systems for the company.- Regularly update software, upgrade comprehensive security, enable automatic update function on software and system. Make sure employees are installing the latest patches and updates for the software.- Backup data periodically and regularly. Take safety measures to secure and protect backups. The system needs to install automatic backup mode or remind employees to regularly back up data. Backing up data can greatly reduce the downtime a business can experience in the event of a malicious software attack.

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