Earlier this month, consumer credit rating company Equifax notified consumers of a major theft of personally identifiable information (PII). The Equifax breach affected nearly 143 million Americans making Equifax the target of much scrutiny as analysts question their web application security.
The recent WannaCry ransomware worm hit an estimated 74 countries worldwide and affected more than 550,000 total computers – 60,000 in just its first day. And now Petya is following in Wannacry’s footsteps, exploiting the same Windows vulnerability to get infosec pros scrambling again. With high impact attacks becoming faster and more sophisticated than ever, security needs to evolve as well. And the best way to even the playing field is through security automation.
In today’s threat environment, focusing on prevention alone is no longer a sufficient strategy. In 2016, there were 40% more reported incidents of data breaches compared to 2015. Experts anticipate that the number of incidents will increase further in 2017.
Are you concerned about cyber-attacks threatening your small business? You are not alone.
According to a recent National Small Business Association (NSBA) survey, 94% of small business owners are concerned their businesses will be the target of a cyber-attack. Their concerns are valid.