In honor of Safer Internet Day, let’s talk about cybersecurity. Safer Internet Day is a global event, which empowers everyone (especially children and teenagers) to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. Topics addressed during Safer Internet Day include: cybersecurity, critical use of the internet, respect on social media and more. While Safer Internet Day’s primary focus is on teaching cybersecurity and critical thinking skills to children and teenagers, it is an excellent reminder to train employees and refresh their knowledge of cybersecurity best practices. KerberRose Technology offers year-round security training and monitoring to help educate your users on safe procedures, in addition to proactive managed security and threat intelligence.
With the exponential growth of remote work and increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, cybersecurity is now more important than ever. Cybersecurity should be at the top of every organization’s priorities for the following reasons:
- A cyberattack can destroy an organization’s hard-earned reputation. If a hacker gains access to sensitive customer information, the damage done to an organization’s public image and relationship with its customers can be impossible to repair.
- During the transition to remote work in the light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many organizations were forced to adopt last minute cybersecurity solutions. While many organizations have successfully adapted to the new remote environment, many still face challenges and are susceptible to new cyberthreats.
- As technology becomes more sophisticated, so do cyberattacks. Hacking schemes are now more frequent, with one happening every 11 seconds, and difficult to recognize due to better technology; hackers are increasingly adept at alternating their targets and methods of attack.
- Cyberattacks are very costly for organizations. On average, data breaches cost organizations $4.24 million in 2021, a 10% increase from 2020. Additionally, the average cost for an organization to recover from a cyberattack is approximately $400,000.
- If a cyberattack breaches an organization’s defenses, a disaster recovery plan can mitigate the damage and lasting effects of a cyberattack. If properly planned and implemented, a disaster recovery plan can allow an organization to swiftly resume operations, reduce costs and increase customer confidence and retention.
As the world changes and technology continues to advance, it is increasingly important for organizations to plan and prepare to confront new and more refined cyberthreats. This planning and preparation can take the form of continuously updating cybersecurity solutions and disaster recovery plans. The best defenses against an attack or disaster are solid planning, a data backup plan and robust security solutions. Immediate response and recovery are critical to recover from attacks and reduce downtime, and KerberRose Technology has proven solutions to keep your organization running.
Contact KerberRose Technology today to learn more about how our Trusted Advisors can help you protect your organization.