The Rising Toll of Cyber Attacks: Cyber attacks are on the rise in all industry sectors, from car rental companies to hospitals to government agencies. Hackers are getting more sophisticated, too—which means older methods of account protection, such as SMS-based two-factor authentication, may no longer be enough to protect software and systems.
In the vast majority of cyber breaches, human carelessness, error or gullibility plays a significant role. This can happen through phishing scams or other forms of deception used to convince people to reveal sensitive information or take actions that compromise the security of their systems. Additionally, humans are prone to making mistakes, such as clicking on suspicious links or not using strong enough passwords, that can leave their systems vulnerable to attack.