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As technology continues to advance, so does the threat of cyber-attacks on organizations. According to recent reports done by the University of North Georgia, only 38% of global organizations claim they are prepared to handle a sophisticated cyber-attack.

Preparedness helps organizations effectively manage and mitigate the operational, legal, and reputational consequences of an event. In this article, we will take a look at some of the major steps your organization should take to protect its network and personal data.

IT challenges have never been greater. Protecting your assets, operations, clients, and employees has never been a more complicated and difficult task. You may have a thorough understanding of your IT compliance requirements or you may not, and the security partner that you choose may be the key to the success or failure of your initiatives.

Log4J, a critical vulnerability, is actively being exploited worldwide. Researchers and major technology companies warn that hackers linked to foreign governments and criminal ransomware groups are already exploiting the vulnerability at a rate in excess of 100 attacks per minute.

Whether you’re a small company or one as large as Colonial Pipeline or T-Mobile, not having any cyber incident response plan will cause major problems and disruptions. When you’re hit with a breach, without a plan in place, your security and management teams will be scrambling and likely to make expensive mistakes. 

A Russian-based group has masqueraded as a legitimate cyber security consultancy. The Baston Secure company website, logo displayed as BS, hosted and hired multiple jobs for cyber security specialists and offered what appeared to be legitimate cyber security services.
It was reported today that a former executive of a health care provider accessed the Protected Health Information (PHI) of nearly 38,000 Individuals. Conflicting accounts also suggest 3rd party vendor involvement although that has not officially been confirmed.

From January 2020 through May 2021, New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) regulated companies reported in excess of 70 Ransomware attacks ranging from costly shutdowns to disruptions in business operations. Successful Ransomware attacks continue to escalate in total numbers and overall severity, with no sector safe from an attack. Government agencies, companies, educational institutions, and nonprofits are all targets. 

If you've been reading the news at all lately, you know that cybersecurity is more important now than ever. After a series of devastating cyber issues, the entire economy was shaken.

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