By Amos Aesoph, Xigent CISO
The cyberattack last week at Colonial Pipeline doesn’t come as much of a surprise to security experts. According to Datto, in the past year companies have had a 200% increase in downtime costs from ransomware. And it’s not just the “big guys” that hackers are going after. In fact, 1 in 5 small- to mid-sized businesses reported that they had been infected with ransomware in the past year.
Over the past few days, we’ve had questions from Xigent customers concerned about whether they’re doing enough to maintain cybersecurity. While we can’t speak to the Colonial Pipeline incident, it’s an important question for every business to ask right now. Hackers are quite aware that smaller companies often don’t invest enough in cybersecurity. It’s the reason why 43% of data breaches last year involved small businesses. (Source – Verizon’s Data Breach Report.)
No company can guarantee 100% protection from cyberattacks, but there are steps that you can take today to protect your operations from disruption. I’d like to share with you the information that we’re providing to our customers about steps they can take today:
If any of these action items are on your list, Xigent can help you. I’m happy to chat about what you can do today to make sure that your business is not the next cautionary tale.CONNECT WITH AN EXPERT