In a recent Forbes video, Bluelock’s EVP of Product & Service Development, Jeff Ton, explains how security is a worry for nearly every IT leader. He says that it’s no longer “if,” but “when” and “when again” your company will be attacked. Worse, sometimes these intrusions can go unnoticed for months.
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Ton notes the impact of modern security incidents, saying, “The average data breach now costs $4 million…a big hit to the bottom line no matter what size company you are.” With new devices becoming more prevalent in the workplace, the need for data protection becomes even more urgent. He explains that employees must understand the differences between secure and non-secure internet connections when using devices remotely, and gives an easy use case: use your phone as a personal hotspot, rather than public Wi-Fi at a coffee shop.
Ransomware is a commonly publicized type of cyberattack that companies continually face. Ton states, “Cloud and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) are a great mitigation against [ransomware] because you have multiple backups of your data.”
Due to increased attention on cybersecurity events in the news recently, Bluelock commissioned IDG Research for a survey of executive leadership and IT managers across six major industries. In this survey, 64% of respondents cited lost customer confidence as their primary concern.
In an era of continuous business operations, being offline has become unacceptable. This drive for high availability, although exciting, also poses serious risks to the security of your data.
Of the 115,000 Cisco devices analyzed in Cisco’s 2016 Security Report, 92% had software with known weaknesses to security incidents.