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Don’t Lose Your “Green” to Cyber Thieves on St. Patrick’s Day

Don’t Lose Your “Green” to Cyber Thieves on St. Patrick’s Day

Relying on a four-leaf clover when it comes to your company’s cybersecurity can certainly lead you to trouble. The fabled “luck o’ the Irish” can only take you so far in the IT realm. (Yes, not very far.)

Take matters into your own hands!

Cybercrime is at an all-time high

Phishing. Ransomware. Data breaches.

Cybercriminals are out to steal your credentials, data and profits. It’s their “business.” And business has been good.

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, cybercrime is expected to reach $6 trillion in annual damages by 2021.

And even if your network is breached, you may not know it right away.

Per IBM, the average time it took organizations to identify a breach in 2019 was 7 months!

Imagine the damage that could be caused during that time. And when the news hits the public and your clients, the damage to your reputation could be a big blow, one from which it could take a long time to recover.

Oh, and don’t forget regulatory fines, cleanup costs, data restoration fees, and other expenses that can really add up. A lesson learned from the Atlanta ransomware attack is that the costs in the aftermath can far overshadow any initial losses, such as ransom payments for ransomware.

 

Don’t rely on luck for your cybersecurity

Thrive offers a Managed NextGen Firewall and UTM service, among other cybersecurity safeguards. 

“We know cybersecurity is important, and we also know it’s a highly complex issue,” said Brian Walker. “Tha