You’ve probably noticed that cyber attacks are increasingly common headlines in the news. It’s not just your imagination: the number of breaches is increasing. Today’s cyber attacks can compromise a wide range of personal information, run undetected for months or years at a time, and undermine the trust your clients place in your brand. Recovery from an incident often includes significant costs and disruption to normal business operations.
No company wants to make the headlines because of a cybersecurity breach. Here are a few examples of notable brands that were victimized in 2018 and 2019:
Although big brands attract a lot of attention when something goes wrong, smaller organizations face the same risk of data breaches, malware infections, financial loss, and public relations crises. Hospitals, local governments, school districts, non-profits, and small businesses are regular targets of wide-reaching cyber attacks. While multi-national corporations have a lot to lose, a breach doesn’t necessarily mean bankruptcy. However, small and medium-sized businesses are less able to absorb the consequences and continue business without proper safeguards in place to facilitate recovery.
Because data breaches and ransomware are becoming a common threat in today’s interconnected, technology-based business world, it’s crucial to have safeguards in place for if (or, more likely, when) your company experiences a cyber attack. Get a cybersecurity risk assessment from a trusted IT consultant, enforce a clear IT policy, and deploy a comprehensive, multilevel cybersecurity program.
P&N’s Technology Services Group can help. We’re ready to answer your cybersecurity questions, assess your current IT security posture through vulnerability and penetration testing, empower your employees with up-to-date training, and even monitor your network and alert you to threats coupled with advanced remediation and support. Don’t wait until your company makes the news for all the wrong reasons—contact us today.
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