As cyberattacks continue to plague businesses worldwide, Matrix Integration, a strategic IT infrastructure partner for more than 1,000 businesses and schools in Indiana, Kentucky and beyond, has identified three major trends that can not only help prevent breaches, but can save businesses millions of dollars.
“From industrial manufacturers to smaller service-based businesses, we see some common threads that could help businesses manage their cybersecurity,” said Tim Pritchett, security expert and engineer operations manager at Matrix Integration. “For this year’s National Cybersecurity Month, it’s crucial to remember that if you or your company haven’t been hacked yet, it’s only a matter of time before you will be. You need to be ready.”
Being aware of these three major cybersecurity trends and what you can do about it is the first step to help business leaders harden their defenses against cyberattacks.
Depending on the type and size of business, companies can take a number of steps to better secure themselves against cyberattacks. Smaller businesses may want to outsource cybersecurity altogether, an arrangement that can provide 24-7 protection at a reasonable monthly cost. Other businesses may need a more sophisticated review and series of upgrades. But all businesses still need to implement employee outreach and remediation plans. Cybercriminals still rely on the human element to steal credentials and capture data. According to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report,2 82 percent of breaches in 2021 involved employees falling for phishing scams through email or social media.
Regardless of what companies do, continuing to strengthen defenses against hackers is always a good policy. “These are the basics. By implementing them, you will be better off than you were yesterday,” continued Pritchett.
For more information on cybersecurity and solutions including MiProtection, people can visit matrixintegration.com.
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