October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the main theme is, “If you connect it, protect it”. This year’s campaign focuses on device security for all endpoint devices both at work and at home.
The makeup of today’s networks look very different than those of just a decade ago. Computers and servers used to be the main endpoints that businesses had to worry about protecting. Now they have been eclipsed by mobile devices.
60% of the endpoints in an average office are mobile devices.
Are you using OneDrive, Google Drive or Dropbox as a backup system? If so, you may be surprised to find out that cloud storage systems are not the same as a data backup.
In fact, 1 out of 3 companies have lost data that is stored in SaaS (Software as a Service) applications. Often this data loss comes out of the blue and it is only then that a business owner realizes that data in cloud services needs to be backed up just like data on computers or servers.
Just one ransomware incident can cost a business an average of $732,520 and that is if they don’t have to pay the ransom. If they pay it, their losses are nearly doubled!
Ransomware is a form of malware and it can be one of the most costly for a company because it can bring operations to a standstill. This will cost the company hundreds of thousands of dollars in downtime.
One recent attack that happened in Stamford was at the Pitney Bowes headquarters. Ransomware encrypted some of their data which disrupted customer access to some of the company’s services like the ability to refill postage meters.