According to research by Foursys an IT security reseller. Of the 15% of companies it polled that had reported a breach in 2015, 42% were hit by ransomware.
Companies need take steps now to reduce the risks with a layered defence or they may find themselves struggling to cope.”
Cyber criminals will pick “soft targets” . Companies should implement an Information Security Management System (ISMS) which incorporates the whole business and includes user education. Only by doing this will you make yourselves a harder target when compared to your competitors.
Of the 15% that reported a security breach in 2015, 42% claimed to have been hit with ransomware, 10% reported “significant disruption to systems” and 11% said they’d lost data as a result.
Hackers will look for unpatched vulnerabilities in your applications, weak passwords and unsuspecting staff.
Having proper, documented policies and procedures. Keeping patches up to date, running the latest software versions will harden your company against attack.
One of the biggest risks is the human factor. The “insider threat” make sure your staff and users are aware of the threat and its potential impact on your business.
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