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When Was Your Last Cybersecurity Assessment?

Posted by Integrity Staff on September 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM

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Can you recall the last time you changed your passwords, updated your privacy policy, or changed information on one of your private accounts? Or, to put it simply, when was the last time you had someone make sure your online data was safe?

If the answer to any of those questions is, “No,” then it would be wise to schedule a cybersecurity assessment as soon as possible. This can go for companies or for individuals, but companies carry the larger burden. Having so much information stored in one place makes businesses an easy target.

Recent scams have circulated, such as the large phishing scam that impacted thousands after a security breach at UnityPoint Health. Emails were sent to clients from the business email address, and patients were later informed that their sensitive information (such as Social Security numbers) were at risk of being, or had been, compromised. With these scams hitting so close to home, it’s important that anyone who is at risk of having their systems hacked or their information stolen receive a cybersecurity assessment soon.

Phishing scams have been on the rise lately, and it is important to make sure that your business and any information your business may be handling is not at risk of being taken and used for other purposes. Having a technology consultant examine your company’s risk for a breach would be wise, especially if your company receives large amounts of personal and private data from clients. This can include, but does not end with:

  • Phone numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Home addresses
  • Social Security numbers
  • Credit / Debit card numbers

It's difficult to discover early on whether you are the victim of a scam such as the one that happened to UnityPoint Health. That’s why it is best to receive an assessment regularly. If you can keep your guard up against potential threats, you have less chance of being hurt by them.

Having a technology consultant on your side is a great step in the right direction. They can help you to make your online presence and procedures more secure, so that your clients will feel safer sharing their information with you and they will not feel uncomfortable if they have to share private data with you. If your business is breached, it can take years to earn trust back. 

Don’t let that happen to your company. Build up your security procedures now so you can put your worries to rest. Have a technology consultant from Integrity help you to update your security as soon as possible to keep your information safe and sound.


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