In today’s fast paced, ever-changing technology world, it is imperative to stay on top of cybersecurity matters. We live in a world where it is most beneficial to think of what could go wrong, as far as cybersecurity is concerned, instead of trying to catch-up and fix what did go wrong.
Statistics show that approximately 40% of cybersecurity attacks are recognized first by a company’s customers, instead of from an internal IT department. This is a scary statistic, because by the time a customer realizes that something is wrong, then the company may have already lost a lot of money or confidential information. Businesses that are slow to respond to a breach in their digital security can prove disastrous for that company.
If a company has a DDoS attack, known as a distributed denial of service attack, then the company could face significant monetary losses, as well as lose loyal customers. Customers who feel that a company cannot protect their own information will eventually lose their confidence in that company and will take their business elsewhere.
There are some things that a company can do in order to help protect themselves from a DDoS attack. The first level of protection usually comes from the company’s internet provider, because they usually have measures in place that can spot potential threats. Another thing that a company needs to do is their own internal security maintenance. Security checks can either take place on the company’s on-premise hardware pieces, or may be provided by a cloud-based storage provider, if the company’s data is stored in a cloud-based environment. Ultimately, it is up to the individual company to consistently provide security checks on their own data.
In a world where technology is changing and advancing on a regular basis, any company or organization needs to stay proactive in providing digital security and avoid having to be reactive to attacks that have already occurred. Employing a knowledgeable IT service provider and using security tools effectively are some of the best ways that a company can thrive in today’s challenging digital market.
RedWave Technology Group, LLC provides a wide range of tech support services to businesses all over the Birmingham area. Contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss the needs and goals of your business.