The most common type of fraud in today’s online world is the theft of information and electronic data, which obviously can cause enormous problems for enterprises, even putting some of them out of business altogether.
An increasing number of cybercrimes are targeting small firms, local governments, school districts, churches and non-profits prompting the American Bankers Association and the FBI to advise small and midsize businesses to dedicate a separate PC used exclusively to conduct financial transactions over the Internet. A dedicated PC that’s never used for e-mail or Web browsing is much less likely to encounter a “banking Trojan” – a malicious programs that enable criminals to access and manipulate online accounts. Cybercrimes hit commercial banks and enterprises the hardest
Perhaps the reason for this jump is that online data theft seems so easy. Today’s “crimeware” (malware designed to steal money or information) can be bought and downloaded online as readily and easily as one can buy a new anti-virus program and download an mp3, according to Ray Dickenson, chief technology officer at the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based data loss-prevention solutions provider SafeCentral Inc.
It is important for enterprises to understand where your sensitive data are and who has access to them as well as keep track of who accesses the data and limit it to people who really need access. Businesses should also have a plan in place so the right employees know what to do if a breach occurs. These are easy and inexpensive steps to take to protect your company.
Another way to protect yourself in addition to your regular security measures such as anti virus and anti malware protection, firewalls, and more is SafeCentral’s WebProtection™. Here’s how it works and how it keeps the cybercriminals from accessing your data:
How SafeCentral Works
SafeCentral’s WebProtection™ prevents fraud even if the user’s machine is infected with malware. It actually operates under the assumption that your computers are already infected with malware. It establishes an encrypted, certificate guaranteed link with a secure DNS server keeping the user safe from the local network. It then routes the user directly to the bank’s site through the secure DNS. This ensures that endpoint data cannot be stolen or redirected. WebProtection™ uses SafeCentral’s patented TSX technology to intercept and interpret over 5,000 discrete Windows commands (from write to disk, to save in RAM and beyond) and to block all potentially dangerous activities except those needed for the specific transaction. This protects the user from malicious agents such as keyloggers, screenscrapers, and more. Unlike other tools, WebProtection™ goes down deep into the DNA of the Windows operating system and is able to control all processes during a secured transaction. The software basically acts as a locked down desktop with a simplified browser that works with existing authentication methods to stop phishing and other attacks. Because it works independently of signatures and databases it is always up to date.
SafeCentral’s WebProtection™ is an inexpensive way to keep your business and your customers safe from cybercrime, identity theft, and online banking fraud. Just download the lightweight application and it integrates seamlessly with your traditional desktop security measures and existing authentication efforts.
Published by SafeCentral