10 Facts about Cybersecurity

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Get the facts about cybersecurity disasters in 2020 to protect your business.

Emergency preparedness is essential for smooth emergency response – and the faster you respond to an emergency, the better. September is National Preparedness Month. Thus, as you’re reviewing the other disaster preparedness plans in your life, it’s time to make sure that you’ve got the facts about cybersecurity disasters in 2020 to plan for 2021.

No two cybersecurity disasters are exactly the same. But most of them share certain characteristics. It’s important to learn the facts about today’s biggest threats. This can help you make an effective plan. You could be impacted by phishing, ransomware, insider threats, credential stuffing, or other Dark Web dangers. These basic facts about cybersecurity disasters in 2020 can help form the cornerstone of your incident response plan and lay out parameters for what you may need to consider in your business continuity plan and future cybersecurity plans moving into 2021.

10 Facts about Cybersecurity:

  1. 41% of respondents in a survey of business owners had a cybersecurity mishap related to COVID-19.
  2. 94% of executives say their firms have experienced a business-impacting cyber-attack or compromise within the past 12 months.
  3. 47% of businesses reported experiencing five or more attacks in the last 12 months.
  4. 78% of respondents said they expect an increase in cyber-attacks over the next two years.
  5. 63% of security leaders admit it’s likely their systems suffered an unknown compromise over the past year.
  6. 65% of attacks involved operational technology assets.
  7. 21% of companies have adopted formal, enterprise-wide security response plans.
  8. 74% have ad-hoc plans or no plans at all for any type of incident.
  9. Only 39% of organizations with a formal, tested incident response plan experienced an incident, compared to 62% of those who didn’t have a plan. Thus we should note that none of our clients who have our Enhanced Cybersecurity package have experienced an incident.
  10. Having a tested incident response plan can save 35% of the cost of an incident.

MAKE AN EFFECTIVE PLAN TO CONQUER CYBERSECURITY DISASTERS!

Who within your staff is responsible for ensuring that your business data is protected? If you have an internal IT department, have you discussed the threats that cybersecurity pose? Are they aware of the above facts about cybersecurity? We recommend speaking with your IT staff to make sure that they are consistently monitoring your business domain on the Dark Web. You should train all employees to recognize phishing emails and other cyber threats. Therefore, we recommend sending out “test” phishing emails to see who bites. And you should have technology in place to prevent as many cyber attacks as possible. We partner with internal IT departments to handle cybersecurity. So let us know if you’d like us to work with yours.

If you do not have an internal IT department, talk to us. Not only do we structure and maintain networks for businesses. But we work diligently with them to protect them from cyber criminals. If you are a business in Greater New Orleans, contact us for a free Dark Web scan of your business domain. Call us (504-301-1094) or click here.