We look at you know our technology, we’re an engineering company and you know for us speed is such a important thing and connectivity. So we have a hundred and fifteen employees a hundred and ten employees have a computer system.
Every expert in cyber security today will tell you that it’s not a matter of if it’s a matter of when. And that every business will be hit and you know with the average cost of a cyber breach being somewhere north of 8 million dollars today that’s devastating to most businesses.
Several years ago ransomware that hit a utility company in the area, the same exact one hit us. ASK was watching over us with 24/7 monitoring and we were able to thwart that attack and we only lost four hours worth of work. We never paid the ransom. We were back to work the next day.
If Orbitform had not adopted that pillar as a part of their approach they would rely on what most businesses today rely on which is having a firewall, having anti-virus on all the computers and the servers necessary but not sufficient defenses. Our approach is comprehensive. It sits outside the network and it watches all the data coming in and out of the environment and it stops it real-time.
What I like about ASK, they are seeing things every day. This is their business. This is their core competency. It’s more than just a partnership. It’s somebody that truly cares and loves for Orbitform.