Doug Bedell — September 16, 2019, 11:06 am

There’s No Overstating It: Cyber Attacks Are Growing

Cybersecurity may be a business concern, but, warns Security Infowatch, “very few companies have taken the threats seriously.”

“People play Russian roulette with their business decisions all day,” says Dave Tyson, Senior Vice President of Apollo Information Systems, who also formerly served as President of ASIS International. “Cybercrime is more profitable than the drug trade.”

“In fact, statistics show that a business falls victim to a ransomware attack about once every 40 seconds and these attacks, according to Tyson, have begun to move to more vulnerable end-users, such as small and mid-sized businesses, hospitals, and local and state government agencies that don’t have the resources to wage much of a defense.”

We’ve warned of cyber dangers several times in these posts, but they can hardly be overstated. “In physical access control, for example, just because someone has access to one door doesn’t mean they should have access to every door.” Likewise, keeping one’s cyber guard up is key.

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