Has your business managed to avoid a major cyberattack? If so, congratulations; it’s part of a rapidly-shrinking group of cybersurvivors.
According to a recent study of more than 2,400 IT decision makers, almost two-thirds — or 64 percent of respondents — admitted that their organization has experienced a major cyberattack in the last 12 months.
What’s more, an overwhelming 78 percent of respondents claim to have been attacked by ransomware during this time frame, making it the most common types of threats. In a ransomware attack, hackers will steal digital assets and hold them until a payment is received. Oftentimes, hackers will take a payment and delete the stolen files anyway.
Respondents are worried about more than ransomware, though. Cyber espionage, targeted attacks and phishing are all top concerns for IT decision makers in 2017.
One of the most alarming findings in the study is the fact that all of the experts believe that a hacker, with enough determination, could scale any type of network “wall.” As such, the only way to really stop a hacker from worming deep into a network is to set up multiple layers of defenses. The trick is to identify suspicious network activity early on in the process, and eradicate the intruder before damage occurs.
Most IT administrators understand this. However, they lack the necessary tools to actively detect and eliminate network intruders.
Businesses in this situation are strongly encouraged to partner with a managed services provider like Apex Technology Services, to receive affordable access to cutting-edge cybersecurity services and experts.
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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 about and more time growing your business.
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