September 3, 2021

Is Your Company Ready for a Cyberattack?


Can you ever be ready for a cyberattack—yes, you can! Asking if you are ready for a cyberattack is like asking if you are ready for an accident. When an accident occurs, you can have insurance and the coverage you need to take care of the problem—with a cyberattack, if you have a cybersecurity partner on your side, you can do the same.

If you are not already prepared for a cyberattack, it is imperative you understand the serious and imminent dangers of an attack. With global cybercrime damages predicted to cost up to $10.5 trillion annually by 2025, having a quality cybersecurity service is no longer an option, it’s a requirement. Hackers are coming at your company from all angles, intent on stealing (or holding hostage) your most valuable assets, and you need to be ready

It’s no longer a matter of, “you should probably do something about that,” it’s a, “you NEED to make the necessary adjustments as soon as possible,” and here’s why. Cybercrime costs organizations $2.9 million every minute, and major businesses lose $25 per minute as a result of data breaches. It takes 280 days to find and contain the average cyberattack, while the average attack costs $3.86 million.Companies in the United States have the highest average total cost at $8.64 million per breach, and it is estimated that half of all data breaches globally will occur in the United States by 2023. If you haven’t already, take a minute and look at one of the many cyber threat maps to see how many attacks are detected every second—there are hundreds of thousands every day!

That’s why you need to understand what kinds of threats you are up against and how your defenses will fare. A cybersecurity partner can help ensure the safety of your company’s most critical assets. The reason to rely on a cybersecurity partner is because teams like ours are full of cybersecurity experts who have the extensive education and experience needed to combat various types of cyberattacks. If you have some kind of cybersecurity product installed to your network of devices, you are going to be able to prevent a good number of attacks, but without an expert who constantly reads reports and anticipates the different attacks, you are at risk. Experts don’t need to turn to an incident response manual every time there appears to be a threat. You need a team to be on constant lookout for things such as zero-day attacks and other unseen threats that may appear.

Attacks can come from your cloud, servers, firewalls, SDS systems, personal devices, and more. With a threat detection solution—such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) continuously monitoring your environment—you’ll not only get preventative software, but real-time notifications on serious threats, not false positives. In addition, if an attack is detected, our team of experts will start working with you to find a solution within minutes of an attack.

Analysis finds that 80% of data breaches can be prevented with basic actions, such as vulnerability assessments, patching, and proper configurations. Although the reality of cybersecurity threats and malicious attacks is challenging, ADVANTEX is here to help you realize your cybersecurity capabilities and risks and provide recommendations for improving your overall defense in-depth for the best possible cybersecurity outcomes.

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