UCyber security protections fortunately, COVID-19 isn’t the only virus that individuals and companies need to worry about these days. As a result of the 2020 outbreak, cybercriminals are getting more creative in their tactics. Many are using advanced ransomware, phishing scams, and social engineered attacks to prey on people’s coronavirus fear. These hackers are also exploiting cybersecurity gaps from organizations that now have a bigger remote workforce and fewer IT and security staff.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are often easy targets for cybercrime. A recent study by Accenture and Verizon found that 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves. When an SMB does experience a cyberattack, the average cost is now $200,000, putting many companies out of business. So, in a world where traditional antivirus software isn’t enough, what can companies do? How can your organization set up its cybersecurity program right now? Here are some best practices to keep in mind.
Usually run through a SOC and by skilled IT analysts, MDR software collects data from the complete set of organization’s endpoints. Today’s MDRs are also scalable and often cloud-based. These systems can turn vast amounts of real-time endpoint data into concise and actionable information. Using this data, SOC analysts provide around-the-clock monitoring, and they can take action on any potential threats. By detecting abnormal activity, analysts can escalate risks appropriately to investigate further.
Whether your company needs to supplement its current cyber security defenses or it is looking for a complete managed SOC and SIEM program, CTG and Binary Defense can help. CTG is working with Binary Defense to offer several cybersecurity services to meet the specific needs of SMBs. Together, our cybersecurity experts act as an extension of your team, with real-time data to defend against threats of all kinds.
Binary Defense also offers a counterintelligence team, composed of experts from the FBI, military, government, and private sectors. This cyber intelligence team gathers information and conducts operations to identify threats and protect against malicious activity. By applying human-driven experience with technology, this team also searches the darknet, internet, and social media for threat indicators. Now is the time to beef up your cybersecurity program.
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