Did you know that in the U.S. 70% of employees lack a basic understanding of cybersecurity best practices? Vulnerabilities in your organization can lead to a major fallout in the case of a cyberattack.
Cyberattack simulation and invocation and test of incident response protocols help businesses and regulators practice effective coordination in the event of a systemic cyber attack, but many organizations underestimate the importance of the testing.
Organizations participation in cyberattack exercises:
- 26% of organizations overall never participate in any type of attack simulation exercise
Coordinated by National CERT/CSIRT-coordinated cyberattack exercises
- 31% of organizations overall participate in national CERT/CSIRT-coordinated cyberattack exercises
- 41% of energy & utility organizations participate in cyberattack exercises coordinated by national CERT/CSIRT
Coordinated by Industry regulators
- 28% of overall organizations
- 40% of the Banking, Financial, and Insurance sector organizations
- 41% of health organizations
Your business needs a regular cyber attack simulation
Consider this data – in the United States:
- 70% of employees don’t understand cybersecurity
- Only 2% of the IT budget is used on security measures.
- 32% of U.S. companies do not implement SSL/TLS High-Tech encryption properly
- 47.5% of companies are estimated not to be fully compliant with interim PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
- 30% of the world’s top websites are unsecured
- Of the 93% of companies that report having password rules, fewer than 25% require mandatory password changes and 53% require quarterly changes
- 22% of security issues are caused by outdated and unpatched software
- 68% of businesses don’t have cybersecurity insurance
- 71% of small business owners do not purchase business interruption insurance.
- 68% don’t have a disaster recovery (DR) plan
- 45% of companies have an encryption strategy that is applied consistently across their enterprises
- 73% of companies have minimum cybersecurity requirements for vendors
- 60% of organizations use cloud technology for sensitive or confidential data
In cybersecurity, your employees are your weakest link
Remember the most significant threats to your business are lack of adequate defenses and cybersecurity-unaware or negligent employees. Minimize risks of cyberattacks by following your industry best practices and implementing key defense measures.
Cyberattacks and data breaches have a potentially devastating impact on SMBs — especially given the increase in regulatory requirements for data protection and privacy. You need to implement a cybersecurity strategy—but how? Join this FREE, 30-minutes webinar to hear our VP Dina Dadian explain how you and your employees can identify common cyberthreats and protect your organization.
- – 90/10 Rule
- – 100% Secure system
- – Passwords
- – Common Security Threats
Research shows 80% of the largest firms in the United States have experienced a malicious breach.