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0% of Businesses are Prepared for Cyberattack: Study

In a world where network security has become imperative, it’s surprising to find out that 0% (that’s not a typo) of U.S. companies feel they are meeting their technology security needs with their current business plan. Another way to phrase this is 100% of North American companies are unprepared for a cybersecurity attack. “To be cyber resilient, organizations must increase their understanding rapidly”, according to a recent global survey.

 

Respondents in the survey stated that the solution is simply “more money” to throw at their approach to cybersecurity. However, the funding is not always available, or willing to be allocated to technology risks.

Unfortunately, a significant data breach would change that equation overnight, according to the majority (77%) … but only if the attack caused “enough” damage to the company. Businesses are aware of their lack of security and confirm they are are aware that an uneducated staff are their #1 security risk. With proper education, explanation and forward-planning, ActiveCo ensures our clients have the knowledge available to them to make the right decisions on cybersecurity planning.

We proactively monitor global threats and ensure our clients (specifically their end-users) are consistently updated on what actions to take in their daily activities. The predominant reminder is usually some aspect of……

 

 

 

 

 

The first line of defence for cybersecurity is your end user and their greatest weapon is awareness. Knowing what to do (and what not to do) in the form of an action plan is the most powerful strategy a business can have. To take the time to follow threats, create an action plan, execute that plan, monitor the results and plan for the next attack are all part of working with our enhanced security team at ActiveCo.

Should your business begin planning today for the impending security threats? The answer is yes. Contact us today to start a conversation on how we protect and educate our clients in today’s insecure business world.

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Jeff Penner

Jeff Penner

Jeff has been in the managed services industry since 2015, understanding what business owners are looking for from technology, and helping them find it. The most important element for a business owner taking on a new technology partner is peace of mind and thus Jeff directs his efforts on finding practical information that any leader can apply to their business. Jeff lives in Vancouver, BC, sharing his love for learning and “the great indoors” with his 2 daughters.