Cybersecurity for Other Industries

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In 2012, FBI Director Robert Mueller said, “There are only two types of companies: Those that have been hacked, and those that will be.”

According to the Ponemon Institute 2017 Cost of Data Breach study, the average data breach cost involving fewer than 10,000 records was $4.5 million, while the average cost of a data breach with more than 50,000 records was $10.3 million. The study also showed the average number of days it took to detect a data breach was 206!

Whether you are a church, a restaurant, a civic club, a small business, or any organization that has records containing sensitive employee or customer information—you are a target for a cyber breach. These days cybercrime has become non-discriminatory, and the bad guys will launch an attack against any company, big or small. And, interestingly, the consequences of these attacks have become more and more severe, even resulting in some businesses finding it hard to continue after suffering a cyberattack.

Here are some ways that a data breach can affect your business:

  • · Loss or organization or business
  • · Loss of jobs
  • · Loss of sales
  • · Loss of customers
  • · Remediation costs
  • · Regulatory investigations
  • · Contractual breach
  • · Cost of alerting customers
  • · Negative local/national press
  • · Forensic investigations
  • · Extreme pressure on operations
  • · Employees unable to access systems
  • · Negative social media coverage

No matter what type of organization you are, you must take the threat of cyber breaches very seriously. Protection begins with educating the people that can be your strongest defense or your weakest link—your employees. ThreatAdvice can help make sure your employees have the baseline level of cyber education needed in order to keep all types of businesses and enterprises cyber-safe and cyber-secure. It is very important that you have c-suite buy in for this concept. Cybersecurity is no longer siloed in the IT Department; it needs company-wide attention and ownership.

ThreatAdvice offers a complete cybersecurity education and awareness training for companies of all types on the basics of cybersecurity and a number of customized modules that relate specifically to certain industries. Cyber education at a non-technical level is paramount to successfully protecting every business, and ThreatAdvice offers unique and cutting-edge cyber education and awareness solutions to meet these needs for all companies, of all types and sizes. Through our intuitive cybersecurity learning management, to simulated phishing attacks, to our Company Threat Plan, we can help protect you and your institution. Additionally, ThreatAdvice provides customizable policies and procedures regarding cybersecurity processes that your company can customize to meet its needs.