Cyber attacks are a fact of modern life. In the digital era, multiple high profile cyber attacks take place every year. These attacks threaten to bring the work of major institutions to a standstill (as when the National Health Service in the UK suffered ransomware attacks that took records offline and resulted in delayed procedures and services), and to expose consumers to identity theft (as when Experian was the victim of a data breach that saw millions of customers’ information stolen).
These high profile attacks have helped make network security and risk management top of mind for many businesses that are now acutely aware of the need to protect against cyber threats. No company is exempt from the risk of cyber attack, with threats and attacks having been carried out against banks, large corporations, governments, and even connected cars. The growing proliferation of connected devices (Internet of Things or IoT) has many worried that cyber attacks on these devices are imminent.
Employing effective security solutions to guard against attacks is essential to operating a business in the digital age. Below we cover the basics of cyber security company capabilities and provide advice on which differentiators to look for in your choice of cyber security and risk management partner.