Data Security Now Requires Consistent, Vigilant Monitoring and Maintenance
With all of the various threats to your company’s data, and factoring in the impact of exploited network or system vulnerabilities, you simply don’t have the time to do what it takes to keep your business secure.
IT security must continually be revisited. How much time would you say you’ve spent working on cybersecurity issues in the last six months? Are you staying up-to-date with cybersecurity threats?
If you don’t have someone constantly and actively monitoring your network, you may not detect any issues until it’s too late. What if you didn’t know you were hit with ransomware until after the ransom payment window closed, and you couldn’t access any of your files?
The average time to detect malware or criminal attack is 170 days (Heimdal Security).
Did You Know?
- 79 percent of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don’t have an incident response plan.
- Signature-based antivirus solutions detect on average less than 19 percent of malware threats.
- Ransomware is becoming more expensive, with the average ransom averaging around $679.
- The annual cost of global cybercrime damages are estimated to cost $6 trillion by 2021.
- 51 percent of business owners are unfamiliar with unified threat management (UTM) and do not fully understand its security benefits.
Examples of time-consuming, but necessary cybersecurity tasks you can offload include:
- Reviewing firewall rules
- Updating your firewall
- Patching the latest vulnerabilities discovered
- Maintaining required controls and standard certifications, such as: ISO, SSAE16, HIPAA, SOX, etc.
- Filtering web content
- Updating software