Defending Against Cyber Attacks
Know Your Risks
Preventing cyber attacks starts with a few simple steps. Our free eBook lays out the basics to get you started. Hackers often look for easy targets, so the key is to eliminate commonly exploited vulnerabilities to stay off their radar.
The impacts of a data breach can be expensive. The BBB recently reported the median cost of a cyber attack to a small business is nearly $80k. If you are unfamiliar with the legal, financial, and brand damage that a breach can cause, please explore the Real Risks of a Data Breach.
Understand the Basics
Information has value and can be exploited. Protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data (known as the "CIA triad") is the main priority. Good strategy involves deploying "layered security," which simply means implementing important technical, physical, and administrative safeguards.
The goal of data security is to prevent unauthorized access to information and IT assets. Important information that should be protected includes:
Personal information, i.e. name, address, DOB, SSN, driver's license number, etc.
Financial information, i.e. credit and debit card numbers, financial account numbers, PIN codes, etc.
Health information, i.e. protected health information, health records, employee health plans, etc.
Hackers are one of many threats to data security and not all hackers are equal. Some hackers are looking for a quick buck through identity theft or financial crimes. Others want sensitive business information, like trade secrets. Others are motivated by political agendas or have malicious objectives.
Finally, Take a Step...
Cybersecurity may seem complex, but protecting your business and its reputation starts with doing simple things to strengthen your defenses. We can help protect your business and reduce your risks.
Relic Law helps clients defend against security threats and protect their business assets. We will help you develop a data security strategy that appropriately addresses your risks. Call us today for a free consultation.
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