What is the definition of a cyber attack?
An attempt by hackers to damage or destroy a computer network or system.
What is cyber warfare?
The use of computer technology to disrupt the activities of a state or organization, especially the deliberate attacking of information systems for strategic or military purposes.
By comparison, the first feels like a minor nuisance, where warfare has been put center stage after the US and the UK made history by jointly blaming Russia for cyber-attacks on businesses and consumers.
Businesses across the world, specifically in the West, are under a higher threat level now than ever before in history. With events citing potential retaliations, it’s the average business and consumer who will constantly be caught in the crosshairs. We’ve seen time after time how government bodies, enterprise level and “too big to fail” businesses and leaders get off scott-free, while the small-to-medium sized business owners get left holding the bag.
What does this mean to the average small-to-medium sized business owner?
You, as a business owner, will need to standardize to a specific type of security that satisfies a list of requirements brought forward by governing bodies.
Recording & reporting to the government will also be a requirement before having the ability to perform daily business transactions. This very thing is coming as we speak, with businesses across Canada needing to bolster their security layering, as well as a plan for tracking and reporting of security breaches.
Contact us here to prepare your business for better cyber security. Starting now puts you on the list of the prepared.
How concerned are you, as a business owner, for future cyber security issues? Even if your business isn’t impacted directly, the global economy is indirectly threatened to take the impact, trickling down from large enterprises to small-to-medium sized businesses like you.
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