Ask the people at Colonial Pipeline or people in the south and east coast who are now suffering from gas shortages and continually rising prices. Ransomware is not just a nuisance. It can wreck your business. Sure, the Colonial Pipeline will recover. They are a necessary infrastructure provider. Is your business big enough to survive?
Ransomware can be introduced through smishing (text messages that contain links that install malware when clicked). Many of these links look legitimate. You may think you’re safe because you don’t supply your employees cell phones. But if your employees connect to your network, everyone is at risk!
Hackers stole almost 100 gigabytes of data from Colonial Pipeline in under 2 hours. According to the Sophos State of Ransomware 2020 report, the average ransomware remediation cost in the United States is $622,596.18. This does not include costs from business interruption loses, legal fees, fines and brand damage.
You’re also putting your business at risk if system updates are not installed in a timely manner, your people are not educated on how to spot potential malicious texts/emails and you are not performing regular penetration testing to identify and remediate potential vulnerabilities.
ANY business can be breached. Experts say it’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN.
Ask yourself if your business can afford to take this risk? The cost of hiring a trusted Cybersecurity company to evaluate and strengthen your defenses is a tiny fraction of what you stand to lose from a breach. These attacks are becoming more and more frequent, sophisticated and dangerous. Don’t wait! Contact TechSafe Systems at email@example.com to schedule your cybersecurity evaluation TODAY.