Reader’s Digest recently quoted Stronghold Cyber Security’s Jason McNew in an article about 10 tech myths you need to stop believing.
Myth: You’re not worth targeting for cybercrime
“The biggest myth by far is ‘I am not a target’. Unfortunately, everyone and everything is a target, because the tools that hackers, cybercriminals, and state-backed actors such as China’s PLA (Peoples Liberation Army) use are largely automated, and look for targets 24/7/365. Even if the targets are not useful or interesting, they will break in and steal data anyway, and will usually leave behind a back door of some kind, to use for attacks against other networks. Imagine whales patrolling the ocean, just vacuuming up krill. You are the krill.” —Jason McNew, CISSP, CEO & Founder of Stronghold Cyber Security.
The article can be seen in its entirety here.