The last few weeks have been a bonanza for the hackers.

In rapid succession, you had:

Atlanta (https://www.npr.org/2018/03/30/598386485/atlanta-paralyzed-for-more-than-a-week-by-cyber-attack)
Under Armour (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-under-armour-databreach/under-armour-says-150-million-myfitnesspal-accounts-breached-idUSKBN1H532W)
Boeing (https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2018/03/30/boeing-is-the-latest-wannacry-ransomware-victim/#5dd9d9646634), and
Saks/Lord & Taylor Department Stores (http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/01/technology/saks-hack-credit-debit-card/index.html) have all been attacked and there is no reason to believe that these sort of cyber-attacks will go away any time soon.

In fact, these types of threat are no longer pointed at large global brands, and small to mid sized companies should now consider themselves put on notice. Without exaggeration, the stakes are high.

At the very least you should take a long hard look at your data security and where you are the most vulnerable. This assessment is not within the usual purview of your regular IT provider. Instead, it should be conducted by a firm dedicated solely to cyber security and not immersed in your “regular” day-to-day IT infrastructure.

There’s no better time to start than now:

  • Accept the fact that you must “do something!”
  • Schedule a Risk Assessment so that you can gain clarity into your current situation and develop a plan to make you more secure
  • Schedule time to meet with your internal staff to determine who should be involved in the Risk Assessment meeting
  • Get proposals for a comprehensive information security management program

Of course, Ho’ike Technologies would like to be your resource. For over 25 years Ho’ike Technologies has been providing clients with information security equivalent in quality to Fortune 500 companies, yet affordable to small and midsize businesses.

Let me ask you this: Atlanta was crippled for more than a week after their cyber-attack, could your company survive for that long?

What would be the short and long term ramifications if this happened to you?

For more information and a frank discussion about cyber security, feel free to contact me at frank.bradshaw@hoiketech.com.