No matter how much you’ve invested in your cybersecurity, you can’t just assume it’s effective enough to protect you against cybercriminals. A key best practice for cybersecurity is to regularly test your measures to make sure they hold up in the event of an attack, and to identify any unseen vulnerabilities that are putting you at risk.
And the risks are significant…
More than any other cybercrime threat, ransomware caused extensive damage to businesses around the globe last year. After all, 39% of malware-based data breaches worldwide were caused by ransomware in 2019. In the US alone, ransomware is extremely common:
And keep in mind, these attacks largely focused on the small business market. In almost half of all the cyber breaches that have occurred, a small business was the target. Consider these stats reported in Verizon’s Data Breach Report and Forbes:
By having an experienced IT security company examine your cybersecurity from top to bottom, you can verify the effectiveness of your cyber defenses. Unfortunately, not all third-party assessments are created equal. Some are virtually worthless, involving nothing more than a technician checking off items on a list:
And so on. While these are certainly all important aspects of a viable cybersecurity posture, checking them off a list is not enough on its own.
More than anything else, effective cybersecurity is about what you know. Does your staff know how to spot a phishing attempt? Do you understand the limits of your current cybersecurity defenses? It’s what you don’t know that will put you at the greatest risk.
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BlueHat Cyber provides Vulnerability Scans to help you identify and remove unknown risks from the network. During a compromise assessment, we’ll:
If you want to determine exactly what you may be overlooking in your cybersecurity, BlueHat Cyber will help you do so – for free. Get in touch with Doug Smith, (email@example.com) to claim your Vulnerability Scan right now.
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