According to the US Government, “In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames¹”. Did you know that ransomware can start encrypting files in less than 20 seconds²? Did you know that virtually no company is immune to severe exploits? In fact, our partners at Fortinet detected that 96% of firms have experienced at least one severe exploit³. Don’t leave your business open to cyber threats. You can’t buy a house without hazard insurance so why run a business without a cyber security program?
While data breaches aren’t fatal, they can be incredibly costly. There have been over 600 data breaches so far this year, at an average cost of $7.9M per breach.
How to prevent a cyber attack
Unlike a blaze, a cyber threat can be hard to detect so advanced threat detection and prevention are imperative. That’s why you need a trusted partner who knows what to look for. Some measures that ADKtechs provides that can decrease the costly impact of a data breach include:
- An incident response team
- Employee training
- Security analytics
We truly believe that the best defense is a good offense which is why we deploy this three-step methodology in helping our customers fend off cyber threats:
Not only is the threat landscape constantly evolving, but so are the compliance policies that government and industry agencies enact to combat them. So it’s important to be aware of top threats (shown below⁶) and implement preventative techniques that are a dynamic process so we work with our customers to make adjustments and reassess their business as new threats arise.
The cost of a cyber attack
The Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study⁴, shows that the costs associated with a cyber attack or data breach range from:
What to do after a cyber attack
Average post-data breach response costs are over $1M and lost business costs can skyrocket to over $4M per breach. The steps you need to take to help mitigate these costs are:
Don't risk it all.
Not protecting your business against cyber threats is like not having insurance. It’s not worth it.