Here is why the cloud is less secure than you think
Thanks to the last four weeks, your company is more likely to be attacked today than ever and the reason is very simple. Over the last month, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr have been hacked, among many others. As a result, there are now about a billion new accounts available to the hacking community.
Most people use the same password for many if not all their accounts. If a hacker has the user name and password for one account, they can likely use it to break into many other accounts.
Companies have been moving towards the cloud – meaning they users have numerous accounts which need changing. Payroll, CRM, accounting, databases, storage, etc.
They all need to be changed – for each user.
Here is a scary statistic from 2013 – 55% of users have one password for most, if not all their accounts. If a user has 10 services associated with work, 5 of them may share a password which is now available on the internet.
This means a total of 5 billion passwords need to be changed immediately!
Most people aren’t even aware of this need – they likely won’t even do a single thing as a result of this news since they won’t read it.
Even those that do may have a challenge getting all their users to comply with password change requests.
In short, there are 5 billion new ways to hack into your corporate systems and data and most companies won’t do a thing to protect themselves. It’s beyond scary.
People often tell our New York based MSSP/MSP they don’t need to worry about cybersecurity because they are moving to the cloud. They are wrong. Here is just one reason why.
A new breed of hacktrepeneurs has awoken and they have little to fear and everything to gain by infecting as many companies as possible and extorting money from them. Apex Technology Services stands ready to protect your company regardless of whether it’s located in New York City; White Plains, New York; Connecticut; Australia; Europe; or anywhere else. Our full suite of cybersecurity and IT support services is at your disposal, enabling you to spend less time worrying and more time growing your business.
In addition, our new Cybersecurity Compliance Certification for law firms will help keep your legal practice from becoming the next Panama Papers victim. This baseline cybersecurity audit for the legal industry should be considered seriously by all law firms.