Companies of all sizes are being hit by cyber-criminals and their data is being held for ransom. I talk with company owners and IT people everyday who say ‘it won’t happen to me’.
Unfortunately the chances of being hit are dramatically increasing every day (I’m not a betting man facts are facts).
Why is this happening? Without access to your data, your company cannot operate making your data more valuable to you than to anyone else. That is why hackers are after your data: so they can sell it back to you. They want to hold your business to ransom.
You just have to look at recent attacks in industries such as Pharmaceutical, Medical, Legal, Couriers, Protection Agencies, Government, Financial, Real-estate, etc to understand it doesn’t matter what industry you are in. If you are in business and use computers you are at risk and need to be prepared.
The breaches that have been reported in the media are just the tip of the iceberg. The coming Mandatory Data Breach Notification rules – where even smaller businesses like yours may be legally obliged to disclose any data breaches (i.e. Ransomware/Crypto attacks) will help bring out the true depth of this issue.
If your IT person or your IT partner is not helping you do this, well (to be blunt) you should change your IT partner… Yes, it’s that serious.
Then while it’s important to have protection, this protection is only as good as the operators using the system. Can you believe that over 80% of data breaches are as a result of human error?
Unfortunately in the case of cyber attacks, the old sayings of ‘what you don’t know can’t hurt you’ and ‘ignorance is bliss’ do not apply.
However, there is an easy low cost fix to help your staff, help you. Simply educate them and provide them with knowledge/power of what to look for and why.
Through necessity we have researched worldwide for powerful training tools that are simple to use and that can help people at all levels of IT understanding. We have now found one tool that can provide powerful results.
Tech Precision specialises in IT services for the SMB marketplace and we are here to help. If you would like access to this training tool, please contact us.
Tech Precision has been shortlisted by APAC CIO Outlook Magazine to be in their ”25 Most Promising IT Services Companies 2017″. Why is this so? Because a relationship of trust is so important. The only true way to measure service is actually experience it.
Cyber-security is a serious and costly issue. To take the first proactive step and start protecting your business, just contact us.