Bloomington, Ill. — Cybercrime increased 600% in 2020 because of the pandemic. Ransomware emerged in 2021 as a national security issue. So, what are the top things businesses can do to protect profits, data and have peace of mind? Integrity Technology Solutions has identified the top five actions businesses need to take today.
Integrity’s Chief Information Security Officer Scott Stevens, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), emphasized the importance of protecting your business prior to an attack. “The risk is real,” he said. “Just this year, bad actors attacked multiple schools, financial institutions and hospitals. Once data is accessed, the attacker encrypts it and sells it back to the owner.”
Stevens continued, “If you are asking if your small- to mid-sized company is at risk, the answer is yes. It isn’t a matter of IF you will be attacked, it is a matter of WHEN you will be attacked. Because Integrity’s IT security best practices help protect highly regulated businesses, you can be sure that they have the necessary vigor to withstand attacks against your SMS business.”
Integrity has developed a set of five best practices that help SMBs harden their systems against attack, identify their vulnerabilities and plug the holes in their security processes. Here are the five steps they advise businesses to take:
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Integrity Technology Solutions is a Bloomington-based Managed Security Service Provider specializing in compliance and working with regulated businesses and organizations. Integrity helps businesses dealing with sensitive data protect against looming cybersecurity threats. Integrity features a fully staffed help desk that provides immediate response and support, a dedicated information security team, and a C-Suite of experienced technology advisement resources ready to help your business. Integrity brings compliance and security expertise to its partners, keeping them in front of an ever-evolving technology landscape.
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