Is Your Cybersecurity Working?

Cybersecurity is a term more businesses are familiarizing themselves with.  With more work and communication happening through the use of email and the internet, cybersecurity is becoming a key factory, when considering how to protect your business.

Many businesses and employees know that you should be careful about emails you open. They set-up spam filters to help trap the risk before it reaches the reader.  Then there are passwords and restrictive usage systems created to help minimize risk and damage, should something take place.  This is a great place to start.

Even doing a quick search on the common forms of “hacks” you get an overload of information.  Whether the hack is to gain personal or proprietary information or hinder productivity and disable the company, the results are the same, it is damaging and costly to repair.

October is Cybersecurity Awareness month, so we ask, do you have the tools to protect your company?  Do you carry cybersecurity insurance? Do you know the most common ways hackers tend to attack?  For example, have you ever heard of a “ransomware”?  This is when information is encrypted and user access is denied.  The hacker puts a “ransom” on the files, so that the company pays to get their information back.

There is a silver lining, Colorado is a leader in cybersecurity, Colorado is the home to over 90 cybersecurity enterprises between Colorado Springs and the Denver Metro area.  In March, Governor John Hickenlooper stopped by the Wilson Center, a Washington, D.C. think tank, to discuss the efforts Colorado is making to address increased cyber threats, promote innovation and education well as improve response time to cyber threats.

We encourage all our clients to take steps to protect your cyber network and educate yourself and your staff about common threats.  You never know when or how you’ll be attached.

For more information regarding the Governors discussion please visit the recording from the Wilson Center: Wilson Center – Cybersecuirty Innovation its the States Stupid

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