The Cybersecurity Stakes During a Pandemic

It's no secret that the world's current state has taken all sectors of businesses by surprise and forced everyone to transition into the online realm.  As everyone dives into the Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams world, it is important to the Benchmark team that organizations realize that increased online presence means your cybersecurity is put at higher risk.



What is a Cyberattack?

According to Check Point Software Technologies, a cyberattack is an assault launched by cybercriminals using one or more computers against single or multiple computers or networks. A cyber-attack can maliciously disable computers, steal data, or use a breached computer as a launch point for other attacks. This means that almost any computer, cloud, phone, etc. is susceptible to experiencing an attack on passwords, networks, and other types of breaches. 

It has been found that cyberattacks often occur due to human error. Benchmark realizes the importance of offering tools such as Managed Print Services and MITS so that your organization is prepared with the latest prevention and information tactics to fight off or prevent any type of attack.  

"When it comes to cybersecurity, smart companies have shifted their focus from a defensive mindset to process improvements and a proactive approach that identifies vulnerabilities before hackers do says" 

-Todd Thibodeaux of @comptia


Be Benchmark Smart

There is no need to hold back and be less productive out of fear of cyberattacks when working from home or working predominantly online. High levels of online activity mean that your business all employees should be aware of potential problems such as losing documents and accounts being hacked into.

Benchmark gives you a hassle-free experience when it comes to making sure your documents and machines are secure and protected to the highest degree possible. This allows our I.T. services to pinpoint potential hacking or phishing vulnerabilities before they are taken advantage of by attackers. A security team allows your organization to have resources and knowledge about your business' inner workings and how to keep it secure. 

IBM Security's 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report says the average total cost of a data breach is $3.86 million (USD) globally and $8.64 million for companies in the U.S. Many feel as though the cost of having an outsourced I.T. Service; however, in the long run, it will always be more cost-effective to protect and prevent your business from being attacked than the high cost of dealing with a data breach and damaged reputation.

Be sure to contact Benchmark regarding the security of your documents and technology devices. 


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