If you’ve watched any number of medical dramas on television, you know that cyberattacks can happen. Hackers are ready to hold data for ransom; some even threaten to release the personal information of clients, patients, and employees if a ransom isn’t paid by a certain deadline. This isn’t just for Hollywood drama, it’s real and the threats are growing making cybersecurity more important now than ever.
- 78% of those surveyed said they lack confidence in their company’s cybersecurity
- 5% of company’s folders are protected
- More than 90% of healthcare organizations have experienced at least one data breach
We say all of this not to scare you, but to make you aware of the vastness of the issue and to stress why cybersecurity matters for businesses of all sizes.
Why is Cybersecurity Important?
Let’s start by defining cybersecurity. It is the practice of defending hardware and software, including cell phones, tablets, and phones, from malicious attacks.
Cybersecurity matters because it protects data integrity and privacy by securing the usability, integrity, and safety of a network and data shared over a network.
Types of Cybersecurity
- Critical Infrastructure includes systems which we, as a society, rely on heavily. Traffic lights, government buildings, grocery stores, and hospitals would all be considered critical.
- Network Security allows organizations of all sizes to secure computers and networks from cyberattacks. If you’re annoyed your employer makes you change passwords every month or two, this is network security in action. Firewalls, incognito mode, antivirus programs, firewalls, double passwords, and encryption are also examples.
- Cloud security is great for organizations because many people have access to the same information, but it is also a wide open door for cyberbullies. Protect data with security, even on the cloud.
Each of these poses its own challenges and risks; the good news is that it can all be monitored so attacks are thwarted.
Not only does our Cybersecurity IT Service protect from theft and keep information safe, but we also allow for easy disaster recovery. That means less downtime and increased productivity for your organization.
If you’re ready to get started, we’re here for you!