The rate of technology change is accelerating, along with the number of attack surfaces within a company environment. At no time was the acceleration more evident than during the height of the pandemic. Many companies had to quickly adapt and invest in technology to simply keep operating.
2022 was an eventful year for cybersecurity teams as cyberattacks increased by 38% compared to 2021. In response, cyber insurance requirements increased across the board, with some businesses seeing premiums nearly double to attain and retain coverage.
From the desk of Stephen Foley, Security Manager...
Cybercrime isn't just a concern for big corporations; it presents a very real and serious threat to all businesses. You may be a target of a hacker or at risk of identity theft without even realizing it. That’s why it's important to take steps to secure your devices — and yourself. Here are some easy ways to keep yourself safe and secure online:
Proactively defending against cyberattacks and incidents within your organization is the main goal of any good cybersecurity strategy. But what happens WHEN, not IF, your company experiences a cyber incident?
Shopping online has continually grown in popularity, especially when it comes to tracking down that hard-to-find item, and cybercriminals have certainly taken notice. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), online shopping scams reported to their Scam Tracker have risen 87% since 2015.
Backing up your critical data should be a fundamental part of every data protection strategy. With ransomware breaches and recovery costs nearly doubling over the last year, at 66% up from 37% and $1.85M up from $760K respectively, organizations cited data backups as the #1 method used to restore compromised data.
For years now, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has been at the top of the cybersecurity best practices list. MFA has proven to curb data breaches due to compromised credentials (usernames and passwords), and according to Microsoft, 99.9% of cyber-attacks on company accounts are preventable with properly deployed MFA. This is a statistic no business leader can afford to ignore.