When discussing security risks with clients we tend to use The House Example. Think about your security systems like a house. When you leave your house you might take basic security precautions like locking the doors and closing the windows. Maybe an unseasoned criminal would jiggle a door handle, notice it's locked and leave. A more seasoned criminal, however, may come along jiggle the handle, and then smash in a window. This is precisely why people set up cameras and invest in additional home security.
Systems security works in the same way. Your house is your systems and your basic securities (your 'locks') are your firewall and antivirus. Most companies stop here. Unlike the house example, cyber criminals are more seasoned and more savvy at slipping in undetected. Once a cyber attack happens, there is likely significant long term damage that could have been avoided. Calance works to detect and respond to these threats around the clock.
If you've found that your company is at risk, take immediate action before a breach occurs.
Take a recent case from the news. On March 18, 2017, The North Carolina State Government suffered from two large data breaches. These breaches leaked sensitive information including personal information and the URL of the state's cloud storage provider on the public internet. There was also a ransomware attack that slowed the government to a crawl until they paid a $23,000 ransom to a group of hackers. Instead of giving into demands, the government refused to pay and decided to start from scratch.
It seems there is a common dissonance between the perception of being safe and the reality. In fact, a different company is hit with a ransomware every 40 seconds (and that's just ransomware). On average, data breaches cost companies over $3 Million to eradicate.
What Can I DO?
Here's the good news: it is completely avoidable. Once you understand the disparity between perception and reality, Calance can help you follow the approprite steps. At Calance, we go in depth with our clients to determine risk factors and protect against threats to make sure they never have to deal with lost files, money, and time due to a lack of security.