Companies around the world are experiencing record-breaking security breaches. The Equifax breach was reported to have potentially exposed an estimated 143 million U.S. consumers. But Equifax is just the latest in companies suffering from massive security breaches online and offline.
These days, small to mid-sized business are particularly good targets for cyber criminals because they know that they are typically less secure because of budget and staff limitations.
CSO online reports that ” Global ransomware damage costs are predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017. That’s up from $325 million in 2015—a 15X increase in two years, and expected to worsen. ” Last Year, Ginni Rometty, IBM’s chairman, president and CEO, said, “Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.”
Ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations—the No. 1 cyber-attacked industry—will quadruple by 2020.
Hackers are counting on your systems to be outdated, poorly managed and vulnerable. Layered and effective security measures involve taking immediate and ongoing action. Here are some tips:
- Perform regular network security audits and penetration testing.
- Have your IT support team update and install network patches to mitigate vulnerabilities.
- Develop, Deploy and Manage security compliance policies including ongoing education.
- Use best practice security measures and ensure your network equipment is ‘next generation’.
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