News on cyber attacks, cybercrime, digital frauds and the like are now on the agenda. Only two days ago, British Airways was hit by a major attack that literally paralyzed air traffic leaving the UK. The week before WannaCry‘s ransomware hit computers and IT systems in over 180 countries around the world.
“Most of the attacks in the past two years have targeted small and medium-sized businesses,” says Scott Schober, computer security guru and author of the Hacked Again volume – but now large corporations are also on target. And then there is the mode of high-level ransom, for example, we think of Walt Disney, blackmailed with the threat of burning out of the next episode of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, still awaited in the cinemas. By spreading a first 5 minute advance of the film and then breaking 20 minutes each, after paying a bitcoin ransom. “
The so-called computer hackers are good at a number of reasons: poor preparation and cheerfulness by common users, who do not make regular backups and in any case have little perception of the risks they are running, low investments in large and small companies in the field of computer security , no Up-to-date IT systems, public entities with self-contained infrastructures …
A recent Kaspersky research on cyber security budgets in SMEs shows that despite the perception of risk is not negligible (54% of IT managers are aware of the risks and conscious that their network will soon be “hacked”), investments are scarce and threats multiply exponentially.
Digital security personnel in SMEs are a small number, there is no concrete and constant investment: research also shows how difficult it is to find trained professionals capable of carrying out roles of responsibility.
Costs to face in the event of a cyber attack are three times greater than those that would have been tackled by investing in time in human resources and appropriate technologies.
What is the average damage suffered by an SME? Twenty-five thousand euros if the attack is quickly fired, the figure is expected to rise to one hundred if all extends over a week.
But are we really helpless in the face of these attacks?
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