“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
―Sun Tzu, The Art of War
The Art of War has been quoted millions of times in business, and it’s still very relevant today. The idea of “know your enemy” is particularly helpful when it comes to cyber-crime, but you also need to understand your own business’s weaknesses to stay ahead.
Cyber attacks come in many forms but the most common attacks against organisations are human-targeted attacks with email based hacking (phishing) the fastest growing form of cyber-crime.
We’ve been seeing a lot of clever email hacks lately, where the hacker gains access to your email and plays a long game. They sit hidden in the background, reading your messages, and waiting for the perfect time to strike. They might pretend to be the boss, emailing a member of the finance team asking them to make a bank payment. The message will be laced with urgency… and you’d be surprised how many people fall for it.
It is therefore essential that your employees stay vigilant, are trained in the best practices and kept up-dated because it only takes one click on a malicious email for hackers to enter and attack your system from the inside out.
There are many security layers you can add to you IT Network to improve your chances of staying ahead of the cyber criminals, depending on how far you want to go.
If you would like to know more, please get in touch with your Net Technical Account Manager or our Sales team on
01252 235 235 to assess your current level of protection and stay one step ahead of the game.