TAMPA, Fla. – While most survival industry businesses are small, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks. In fact, contrary to intuition, being small doesn’t mean your business is “out of sight and out of mind,” it actually means hackers know you don’t have the resources to protect yourself.
But help may be available if you’re willing to take steps to enhance your cyber survival gear and knowledge.
We reviewed a downloadable guide created by a company called A-LIGN, and we believe it is a useful tool to educate your employees on the first line defenses for preventing and protecting against a potential cyber attack.
It’s Only Getting Worse
Unfortunately, cyber attacks are expected increase, and now is the time to consider the help.
In 2016, more than four billion data records were stolen globally. Organizations at every level were breached by hacks, and there are no signs of hacks slowing down.
So far in 2017, the following hacks and data breaches were announced:
- Freedom Hosting
- Playstation and Xbox
This year alone more than three million records have been compromised and more hacks are expected. Considering these data breaches, which are anticipated to grow in size and severity throughout the year, a company called A-LIGN released the “2017 Cyber Defense Guide: Part 1.”
“As we look at the security and breach landscape, it becomes apparent that continued education is necessary in order to protect information. We want to empower our clients and business partners to protect themselves through education and security audits, to prevent themselves from becoming a victim of a cyberattack,” said Gene Geiger, a partner in the company.
The “2017 Cyber Defense Guide: Part 1” provides organizations:
- An overview of the cybersecurity landscape to help businesses understand the potential risks they organization face.
- A review of the different types of threats organization could be vulnerable to, including exploitation of back doors, credentials, and brute-force attacks.
- 10 actionable prevention tips to help organizations enhance data security.
Click here to download A-LIGN’s “2017 Cyber Defense Guide: Part 1.”