Learning From Mistakes
Incidents like this must be reported. And employees should know how to report them and do this as quickly as possible to mitigate any damages. These events can be used in training exercises to show people how easy something like this could happen.
Your managed IT provider plays a big part in maintaining your company’s network security. From analyzing all network traffic flows to preserving the integrity of the computing systems, they bear the responsibility of keeping things running smoothly. But they also are tasked with creating a layered security approach for your network so that no matter what cyber thieves come up with, your systems remain safe.
Network security should be a number one priority for businesses large and small. The number of data breaches occurring each year is alarming. Ransomware attacks are escalating and now even small companies are being victimized. If you think you won’t get hit, think again.
Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in America was attacked early in 2018. Retail giant, Target Stores, suffered a serious breach at their Point-of-Sale machines. Millions of their customers’ personal and credit card information was lost to hackers. Some shoppers have never returned to a Target store. Each year, the number and severity of data breaches grows as you can see by the chart below: