Although “human error” grabs a lot of headlines regarding data theft and other destructive cyber activities, in reality, “criminal hacking” is the number one way cyberthieves gain access to corporate systems. It’s well known that these intruders want access to sensitive data, thereby setting themselves up for a payday. What is less publicized is that they are also experts at penetrating those systems without leaving a trace.
For every minute bad actors go undetected, the odds of a serious corporate data theft increase. Extended access may also enable them to hack your network connections to clients, whose data they can also steal.
These activities have resulted in a “technology epidemic,” because hackers don’t care if they destroy your systems in the process of accessing them. Much of the cost of cybercrime, which is predicted to hit $6 trillion in 2021, is due to restoration and deletion of hacked data and systems, forensic investigation, and post-attack disruptions. That figure, by the way, is exponentially larger than the damage inflicted from natural disasters in the average year, and double what it was in 2015.
Take these steps now to be protected.
Any firm that does not implement robust, multi-layered cybersecurity defenses is going to be hacked eventually. Given that bad actors are penetrating IT networks every 39 seconds, the issue isn’t if, but rather when. One cybersecurity research group reports that in 2020, 80% of the firms they surveyed had already been hacked.
For this reason, it is business-critical that companies shield themselves to the greatest degree they can with robust cybersecurity protocols.
- Infrastructure protection (both on-premise and cloud) is crucial to mitigate the odds of a breach.
- System monitoring and management, including automated patch updates, is also needed to ensure swift detection if a hacker gets in.
- Since email is a prime way for hackers to gain information and access, spam filtering and anti-virus protection are also imperative.
- Last, but certainly not least, data backup and recovery protocols are essential to ensure vital data is protected and swift recovery is possible if breached.
In essence, in the war against cybercriminals, no proven defense mechanism can go untapped. Novatech has spent its history working to help customers fortify their technology systems and security framework.
Novatech’s 15-layer defense strategy and cloud security framework equips clients with the strongest possible cybersecurity posture to ensure peace of mind. Your business isn’t just what you do. It is the wellspring of your livelihood and your reputation. Protect every aspect of it with Novatech at your side. To learn more, please call us at 800.264.0637