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 case of a cyberattack.

Cyberattack simulation and invocation and test of incident response protocols  help businesses and regulators practice an effective coordination in the event of a systemic cyberattack, but many organizations underestimate the importance of the testing.

Organizations participation in cyberattack exercises:

  • 26% of organizations overall never participate in any type 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 & utilities 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 cyberattack simulation

Consider this data – in the United States:

  • 70% of employees don’t understand cybersecurity 
  • Only 2% of IT budget is used on security measures.
  • 32% of U.S. companies do not implement SSL/TLS High-Tech encryption properly
  • 47.5% 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  • 22% of security issues are caused by outdated and unpatched software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 business 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 is 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.

IT Consulting CompanyCyberattacks 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.

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