ASK President and CEO Mike Maddox joins Michigan Business Network to discuss a major issue facing every business today – Cyber Security.
This is not a new issue and the targets are not only large companies. These hackers are looking for open doors to get into, which gets them into businesses of any size. The cost of a security breach of data can be staggering. In 2015 the average cost of a breach was $3.8 Million.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, forecasted that every business would be breached in some fashion in 2016. The conversation has moved from what to do if you get a breach, to what to when when you get a breach.
The main opposition in cyber security is something called Ransomware.
Ransomware is when a hacker finds a way in to your system through an open port, and then goes away at entire network through encryption. When this happens, they are making the network unusable by a business and then alerts the company to pay up or they will destroy the data.
So how do you guard against this?
1. Have a comprehensive IT security audit done. This audit gives you a baseline understanding of where your security vulnerabilities are.
2. Enhanced Security Services. This is two-fold. One side is technology monitoring, and the second is actual people that look at possible breaches that may be happening before it causes major damage.
3. Comprehensive backup and recovery solution. Having a pre-established plan allows a company to recover quickly from any type of breach. A backup solution gets your data back safely, and allows your business to get back to work.
ASK takes care of the IT environment for businesses of any size, even yours. Contact us to protect your business and its valuable data.