5 Most Overlooked Security Threats

We all hear about the latest breaches and cyberattacks that have affected organizations adversely. Many businesses worry about these security threats and it is quite hard to keep an eye on each threat putting organizations in danger. This is the reason why every organization needs a cybersecurity plan for their business.

Most organizations know about the biggest security threats, however, it is critical to be aware of the lesser-known threats as well to protect themselves from breaches or cyberattacks.

In fact, cyber attackers will never attack your organization from known places, but from a place that is easy for them to enter the organization. Therefore, it is important for organizations to take care of these threats.

This blog post will discuss the five most overlooked security threats that most organizations must take into consideration:

1. Malvertising

A few years ago, Spotify and Forbes were negatively affected by malvertising campaigns. As a result, it impacted visitors with malware.

Today, cyber attackers have started targeting smaller websites with the practice of malvertising.

Criminals often make money from malicious ads, but these ads are much more threatening than you think.

As a security head of an organization, it is your responsibility to verify the source code to control the malicious ads from entering your machine. In addition to this, security heads can also patch the systems and use adblockers to minimize the risk of malvertising.

2. IoT

Where more and more IoT devices are being used by people from all over the world, the security threats related to IoT have also been increased.

As a result of this, businesses can put themselves in a risky situation. So the need of the hour is to have a solution to the problem where the network is secure enough that you can use any IoT devices.

Some of the IoT security threats are:

  1. Botnet
  2. Denial of Service
  3. Man-in-the-middle
  4. Identity and data theft
  5. Social engineering
  6. Advanced persistent threats
  7. Ransomware
  8. Remote recording

3. Poor Encrypted Practices

Today, organizations are not neglecting encryption, however, they are not making use of the right encryption practices. 

Following the right practices means that businesses led the encryption of data in transit but cannot secure data at rest.

4. Mobile Devices

As the number of mobile users is increasing every single day, it has become the need of the hour for organizations to take advantage to expand their business. 

Today, mobile devices are more vulnerable than any other devices and it is critical to secure them properly. The best thing that businesses should do is to store the data at the right place and not personal cloud accounts. 

5. Lack of Awareness

Awareness is everything. This is a major factor when it comes to securing the data.

Most companies do not train their employees to give them a thorough understanding of security and their product and services.

As a result, they end up with nothing but attacked by cybercriminals.


Organizations know the importance of cybersecurity and many of them have taken measures to protect themselves from cyber-attacks. As discussed, organizations need to focus on lesser-known security threats to save themselves from cyber attacks.

No matter what, security leaders need to take action against these attacks.

On the other hand, security leaders are fed up with the tools and data that show vulnerabilities across their organizations, but these tools never give a clear plan of action on how to reduce risk efficiently.

So the solution to the problem is ESOF (Enterprise Security in One Framework), which uses the power of AI. The user-friendly analytics helps you measure, prioritize, and mitigate vulnerabilities across your entire IT stack.

With our comprehensive approach to managing vulnerabilities, organizations can:

  1. Get a consolidated view of cyber risk
  2. Can save their 30% of time
  3. Measure, prioritize and mitigate the risks
  4. Get zero false positives
  5. Get 5 years of historical data

Find out how our services and products have empowered our customers to be cyber secure!

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