Preparing for cyberthreats is one of the main challenges businesses face today. Large organizations have more resources, funds, and personnel at their disposal, but the complexity and number of solutions increase the workload and vigilance for IT teams. Small to midsize organizations are often limited by resources, funds, and personnel, making cyber protection a challenge on a less complex network. This year, ensure all employees of your organization are aware of the threats and how they can help combat the increasing threat. This blog will serve as a resource of key items you should consider when teaching employees best practices and tips - you can even download a copy of this Cybersecurity Powerpoint Presentation to share with employees.
By now, everyone knows the importance of backing up your data. But with cybersecurity threats evolving and increasing, how can we ensure our backup data is secure? We rely on backups to keep our data secure in the event of a disaster event such as ransomware, human error, natural disasters, etc. Unfortunately, we can no longer assume data backups are secure and protected from attacks. We are going to break down how immutable storage is the ultimate solution to keeping our backup data secure by explaining: why backups are at risk, what immutable storage is, how immutable storage works, and your immutable storage options.
Maintaining a solid security stance in 2022 is a daunting task, especially for smaller IT teams. The world of cybersecurity is evolving at a breakneck pace, and defining what is needed to protect your organization is getting more difficult all the time. It is very easy for an IT organization to get outpaced by current trends in malicious activity.
The Increasing Threat of Ransomware
United States Authorities reported that ransomware payments of approximately $590 million were made during the first six months of 2021, a significant increase compared to the $416 million reported for the whole year of 2020. With the alarming increase of complexity and volume of attacks, the US department of Homeland Security confirmed that ransomware is a major threat to national security. 2022 will see both an increase in the number of ransomware attacks along with more avenues being exploited to inflict an attack. Ransomware-as-a-Service kits are now being bought and leveraged by unexperienced cybercriminals to deploy undetectable attacks across multiple paths.