The list of hacked, highly visible companies goes on and on – Equifax, Yahoo, Myspace, Deloitte, Target, LinkedIn, Wendy’s, Sonic, FedEx and Home Depot, just to name a few- and of course the list keeps growing. Did you know that almost 2 billion records were lost or stolen globally in the first half of 2017, according to security firm Gemalto, an increase of 164% over the previous six months?
SMBs are easy targets and considered low hanging fruit to most cyber criminals due to the lack of security efforts in place.
The average cost of a breach in the U.S. has just hit $7.4 million, a 12% increase just since 2016. That puts the cost of each record lost at $225. The spike in global cyberattacks is the result of a perfect storm. Some tools used by government hackers have become public, such as when the NSA hacking tools leaked online. And it’s easier than ever for hackers to make sophisticated tools to spread malware, ransomware, or steal data from companies.
Hackers infiltrated Equifax through a flaw in a tool called Apache Struts, which is used to build web applications. The flaw was identified and disclosed in March, but Equifax’s machines were not all updated and protected even months later, allowing the hackers entry.
According to Security Scorecard, many companies don’t maintain basic security hygiene to prevent cyber attacks. That includes regularly updating and patching computers, implementing mandatory two-factor authentication, and training employees to recognize phishing attempts.
Cyber Security can become overwhelming for any company, any size, but the absolute worst thing a company can do is to do nothing at all.
Are you using outdated equipment? Is your staff trained and updated on the latest threats? Do you have security / compliance policies in place? Is your security layered? Have you performed independent security audits? Are you continuously monitoring your network. Do you have a disaster recovery plan?
Applications. Users. Devices. Servers.
Securing all things that connect and communicate is mission-critical, particularly when you understand how dramatically security breaches can create disruptions in your business that can cost customers and relationships.
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