Apprehension about data loss is a real issue that businesses face every day. Threats of data leaks are the primary concern that keeps business owners up at night. Every day, there are new reports of cybersecurity measures needed to protect data.
There isn’t a number one threat against data for businesses – if it were that easy, businesses would follow a simple formula to protect information technology and consider the matter complete. No, there are a variety of ways your information is at risk, and it’s best to review your full technology picture to determine your vulnerabilities and take steps immediately.
From furniture to computers and beyond, every business has a list of assets, but which is the most valuable asset a company has?
In truth, your greatest and most valuable asset is your data. Everything else holds monetary value, but where would your business be without your data? That alone demands the ultimate protective measures.
In short – yes. Every business should be concerned about ransomware. Cybercriminals know your data has incredible value, which is why this is the primary target of modern hackers. If cybercriminals can gain undetected (and unauthorized) access to a network and prevent San Francisco businesses from accessing information unless a fee – a ransom – is paid, it’s too late. In the digital age, cybersecurity measures should encompass all threats to protect technology, including against the risk of ransomware.
San Francisco businesses can pay the ransom to regain control of data, but the data has become compromised. The possibility of personal data, including financial account information, impacts countless people and increases the risk of identity theft, credit card fraud, and more.
The actual cost of ransomware is unknown, but the threat is real.
Cybersecurity is a total technology protection package, but safeguarding your data starts with a few simple steps:
You don’t need to be a cybersecurity expert to have a plan to protect your business, but you’re not alone. Prevent your business from becoming a target for cybercriminals today and partner with an IT services provider to protect your information and your business.
My philosophy when starting OTT was I wanted to create a place that I would want to work at (fun and friendly.) Where there was no corporate politics and we could just do our job fixing things and helping people. We can help people with their technology and not be arrogant or condescending to people. We can actually make a difference in peoples lives and not just say it but do it.