Cybersecurity is absolutely becoming a big-deal! In the past several months, our staff has helped a number of local companies thwart ransomware attacks. And we also aware of successful attacks that resulted in ransoms being paid or systems that needed to be 100% rebuilt. In addition, financial, insurance, and other related industries are now required to have systems, policies, and procedures in-place which are very similar to the HIPAA requirements of healthcare. It's getting hard to ignore the need for carefully thought out cybersecurity plans for every company and organization. Please don't wait.
More than half of small and midsize businesses in the U.S. have suffered a cyber attack in the past year—but despite this frightening reality, very few businesses are making IT security a priority this year. That's a big mistake, because small business owners are at a greater risk than they may think for data security problems and cybercrime.
Your businesses at risk
Businesses are starting to wake up to the risk of cybercrime. In a 2016 survey by the Ponemon Institute, more than half of businesses surveyed believe cyber attacks are becoming more targeted, more sophisticated, and more costly.