October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

"Why would a hacker target my small business? They mostly go after larger corporation who have more money." Does this sound like you? If so, it's time to think differently. According to Security Magazine, more than two-thirds (67 percent) of organization's with fewer than 1,000 employees have experienced a cyberattack, and that 60 percent of these businesses could go out of businesses from damages associated to cyberattacks. These numbers are absolutely staggering. Here are some more statistics provided by CSO that you might not be aware of:

  • 94% of malware is delivered via email

  • Phishing attacks account for more than 80% of reported security incidents

  • $17,700 is lost every minute due to phishing attacks

  • 60 percent of breaches involved vulnerabilities for which a patch was available but not applied

  • 63 percent of companies said their data was potentially compromised within the last twelve months due to a hardware- or silicon-level security breach

  • Attacks on IoT devices tripled in the first half of 2019.

  • fileless attacks grew by 256 percent over the first half of 2019

  • Data breaches cost enterprises an average of $3.92 million

  • 40 percent of IT leaders say cybersecurity jobs are the most difficult to fill

Have I got your attention? Good, below are some resources that can help you and your organization learn about and beef up your cybersecurity. As always, you can contact Solution Systems to help you strategize a plan and implement the necessary tools to bring this plan to fruition.

CISA Cybersecurity Resources

Tip Sheets

Security Awareness Videos


Data Handling

Computer Theft

Phishing and Ransomware

Removable Media


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