The NHS cyber attacks were less than two weeks ago yet it feels like it’s been far longer. So much has happened since and if updating your IT infrastructure was on your agenda but has now been put to one side due to other tasks taking priority read on...
Nobody in the IT world wants to say “I told you so” following the recent events but the NHS cyber attack should have made Managing Directors globally, sit up and listen to their IT advisors. Everyone knows that technology evolves at an alarming pace and our generation has seen the fastest change in this… at least until we land on Mars.
This means instead of ignoring the IT gurus, we should be taking on board their advice and expertise, particularly around cybersecurity; trust us, it’ll save you money in the long run. Why are we not listening to the experts who thankfully know everything about ransomware, patch management, nibbles, craplets and DOS attacks? (High five if you know any of that!)
Put it this way: If a doctor told you that you had a hole in your heart requiring immediate surgery, otherwise it’s game over, you would agree to it being patched up immediately, right? The health of your business is just as critical. The body of your business is reliant on your IT infrastructure for keeping your business profitable whilst also allowing the lunchtime google sessions! Your out of date software, your lack of adequate back up and your ancient operating system are causing holes that are potentially lethal for your business.
Hackers are more advanced now than ever before , potentially sitting In your system undetected for, on average, over two hundred days. You need to be ready with the most up-to-date defences you can. The most frustrating part of what has recently happened is that there will be companies out there who will listen to the news, read it in the papers and yet still take the risk, genuinely believing that it will happen to them. If it hasn’t already been drilled in, take a look at a breakdown of last years’ statistics:
Still don’t think you’re at risk?
If the cost implication of a hack doesn’t shock you in to action (and after reading these five case studies from top corporate losses I think it will -
https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/top-5-corporate-losses-due-to-hacking-1820.html), then what about the other crippling effects of a hacking that, ultimately, could have been prevented?
Your reputation would take a hit, especially if thousands of customer’s valuable data including their full names, logins, passwords, e-mails, home addresses, purchase history, and credit card numbers are stolen. It’s a company’s responsibility and legal requirement to keep this information safe. Your customers may jump ship to another competitor, meaning a further hit on your profitability.
In 2016, two thirds of large UK businesses were hit by a cyber breach or attack. Could this number have been reduced? We know it can.
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- Cyber Security - ask us about a free cyber security assessment
- Automated Patch management - find and block those holes
- Back up and disaster recovery - don't let an attack stop your business
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