Why you need a Virtual CISO

Virtual CISO

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. And you are paranoid, aren’t you? Well, you should be.

In recent years, cybercrime has been on the rise all over the world. Mega corporations, political organizations, and small businesses have all been under attack. Even individuals are scammed daily. Careers have been destroyed, and businesses have crumbled due to breaches in security. And no matter your industry, your customers deserve to feel like their information is protected. Advantage Technology is here to help you accomplish that.

Ransomware has exploded in 2016, with our offices personally dealing with over a dozen different attacks. We even did a whole podcast on it and spoke to an FBI group about it. And with the growth of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, there’s no reason to believe ransomware is going away anytime soon. As a matter of fact, there are even some ransomware viruses that infect mobile devices.

During the 2016 election, emails of several members of a major political party were stolen and published for the world to see. This event cost several high-ranking officials their positions.

In 2014 the Sony Pictures CEO had to step down when her private emails were released to the public following a data breach.

Target is still feeling the effects of a massive data breach of consumer information in 2013.

If you work in a heavily regulated industry, like healthcare, then a single data breach can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. And believe it or not, personal health information sells at a higher dollar value than credit card numbers. Personal health information is used for a wide range of nefarious purposes, from forging prescriptions for drugs to identity fraud and even launching fraudulent lawsuits.

The only way to protect yourself from cybercrime is with a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) who understands your business, information technology, and human behavior. A quality CISO will develop procedures and policies to keep your information safe and secure.

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