Predators like lions and cheetahs don’t discriminate, they just prey on the weaker animals. Likewise, hackers prey on the weak. Many small businesses don’t practice effective cyber hygiene and are easy prey for hackers.
According to the National Cybersecurity Alliance:
- More than 70% of attacks target small businesses
- Almost 50% of small businesses experienced a cyberattack
- Small businesses are three times as likely to be targeted by cyber criminals than large companies
“Many small businesses are willing to take the risk of getting hacked.
Are you one of those organizations?”
Today, any organization can get hacked and lose customers’ personal data or disruption of services from a ransomware attack. The difference on the impact from such an attack is dependent upon:
- Preventive measures to stop the attack – e.g., training employees on phishing attacks, strong passwords, multi-factor authentication, etc.
- Detective measures to detect the attack and stop it in its tracks – e.g., monitoring systems to block incoming attacks.
- Respond & Recovery measures to effectively recover from an attack – e.g., having an Incident Response Plan that has been tested
Unfortunately, like the 5 million plus other companies, you got hacked. Now what? An effective incident response and crisis management plan is what you need. The plan would have four critical capabilities: