Organizations today face an ever-increasing number of cyber threats. The rapid growth of criminal software development, coupled with the cybersecurity skills shortage, has also contributed to the rise in cyber-attacks.
When you leave the office each evening, you probably lock the doors and set the security alarm. This seems obvious since you don’t want criminals breaking into your business. But do you treat cyberthreats with the same caution? After all, you probably have most of your company information stored in digital form.[...]
It doesn’t matter if you’re running a small-town business or a large, multinational corporation. If you own a business of any size, you’re at risk for threats such as cyberattacks and data breaches. Cyberthreats do not discriminate.
If you’re a small business owner, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about cybersecurity. After all, don’t most cybercriminals focus their efforts on big companies with deep pockets?
In late 2013, hackers breached the systems of Fazio Mechanical Services, a heating and ventilation systems contractor. Through the Fazio Mechanical Services breach, the attackers were able to steal the network credentials of the third-largest U.S. retailer at the time — Target Corporation.
Iconic heists have made and destroyed fortunes. They make great scenes for exciting movie plots. Think of Butch Cassidy and his gang blowing up train tracks and fleeing on horseback with $50,000 in cash. Or consider a thief walking out of the Louvre with the most famous painting in the world.