Small to midsize businesses are being targeted!
Many small and midsize businesses are frequently being targeted by cyberattackers. One of the main reasons for this trend is that many large firms have huge budgets to allocate towards protection against data breaches. This makes them harder targets to successfully swindle. These larger companies are purchasing the majority of the technology and expertise that the cybersecurity field has to offer. Oftentimes these firms have a dedicated in-house IT department with their own cybersecurity specialists. They have multiple defense and recovery plans funded by a large slice of the proverbial budgetary pie. They dictate the market, and the cybersecurity industry goes above and beyond to cater to their needs and to deliver them the best possible protection available. While this trend has severely strengthened the defenses of these sizable organizations, it has left mid-sized businesses rather vulnerable. Many of the security services on the market are not practical or affordable for this heavily targeted demographic. While there are some select industries that can function reasonably well without a large online presence or relying on electronic data, industries in the healthcare field are especially vulnerable. In fact, one study done by the Ponemon Institute states that roughly 55 percent of healthcare groups polled had experienced some sort of cyberattack in the last 12 months. Hackers know that many healthcare groups are soft targets, and they will attack full force with little fear of failure.
Dark Web Traffic is Ever Increasing
Dark web traffic is on the rise! More and more people gain access to the dark web everyday. While not all users have ill-intent, many fraudsters are using their skillsets to steal financial and personal data. Whether it be phishing or some of the more traditional hacking techniques, hackers are breaking their own records every year with the ever increasing number of cybersecurity breaches. As the traffic on the dark web increases, we will continue to see more and more of these types of attacks.
Having Protection <span style="color: red;">Reduces the Cost of a Data Breach</span>
Organizations have plans in place to respond to disasters and crisis situations. Having smoke detectors and fire alarms, as well as an evacuation plan are essential to making sure that there is a process in place to ensure everyone’s safety in the event of a fire. Although it may not be as physically dangerous, data breaches are still a very real and very critical threat to the safety of your business. Having a plan to respond can significantly increase your chances of recovering your data and minimizing the negative impact of the breach. The healthcare industry is generally recognized as the most vulnerable and most expensive industry when it comes to data recovery. Central Data Storage has an excellent answer for these very real threats. Although there are many data recovery service providers on the market today, CDS specializes in recovery for the healthcare industry. Don’t wait until it is to late-get signed up today and cover your digital ass(ets)!