The best way to protect your records, data, and information from attack, while employees work remote, is by having a data protection strategy and the right technologies in place.
More people are working from home now more than ever before, making it a perfect opportunity for organizations to remind their employees about the importance of protecting themselves from potential cyber threats. Cyber criminals are shifting their focus from attacks on offices to remote workers, home networks, and personal devices like smartphones and tablets.
Cyber security is no longer a luxury, it is a must for organizations in order to protect themselves from potential cyber emergencies and data breaches.
A cyber emergency is the loss or compromise of organization information or systems, typically through third-party intrusion, employee sabotage (cyber attacks), or an accident. A data breach is the release of confidential and other private information.
Out of the organizations that shifted to remote work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 70% anticipate an increase in the cost of a data breach and 76% anticipate an increase in the time needed to identify and contain a potential breach, according to a 2020 study by IBM and Ponemon. The study reported that the shift to remote work increased the average cost of a data breach by $137,000 to $4 million. The study also found that only 21% of organizations utilize fully deployed security automation.
Here are 3 more important statistics to be aware of:
1. “Threats don’t come only from outsiders. 34% of data breaches involve internal actors.”
2. “Most companies lack adequate protection. 79% of organizations do not use fully deployed security automation.”
3. “Remote work brings added risks. 70% expect remote work to raise the costs of data breaches.”
We want to show you how Microtek’s over 50 years of experience can help you and your organization protect and manage your records, data, and information better and more efficiently.
If you have any questions, would like any additional information, or would like a free and no obligation consultation and estimate, please don’t hesitate to call us at 314-872-3322 or 800-264-2808 and ask for Aaron Liess or Mark Sandheinrich, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!