June 27, 2017
We’ve all read about large-scale phishing scams and ransomware attacks on organizations ranging from Sony Pictures and Target stores to the U.S. Government. But you probably haven’t read about the thousands of smaller companies that have suffered similar attacks. The average ransomware payment is only $300—but there’s no telling what you might be asked to pay if hackers were to gain control of your company’s data.
What would you do if someone asked for $30,000 to release your accounts receivable data?
At ITS, we specialize in fortifying IT systems against attacks. And we urge you to take these three simple technical measures throughout your company immediately:
(Yes, ”ASAP” and “immediately” are redundant. But it is urgent!)
However, no matter how good your firewalls and other technical defenses, human error remains the biggest threat to your security. Most important of all is to train every single employee, whether on their very first day or in their 25th year at your company, to “think before you click!”
Remember, your data are only as safe as your weakest link. Consistent, frequent training and testing are essential to making all the links stronger. Give us a call for some thoughts on how to get started.
Thanks to Carbonite for the informative links above.
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