How to Protect Your Business from Being Hacked
05/27/2021 CST • Workshop Room 1
Small businesses are big targets. Large-scale attacks, like the Colonial Pipeline (and the disruption to the national fuel supply), understandingly dominate the news. But the fact is that small and medium-sized businesses are the victims of about half of all ransomware attacks. In 2021, the problem is worse than ever. Five years ago, in 2016, a business became a victim of a ransomware attack every 40 seconds. Now, it’s one business every 11 seconds! And the damage keeps escalating. Bad actors are now first searching for backups, disabling and deleting them, and then encrypting all your data. Every PC on your network may get encrypted along with your data, making recovery even more challenging and time-consuming. And ransomware attackers threaten to sell your confidential information on the dark web. Ransomware is pervasive and it is disrupting and destroying businesses.
While the problem is severe, there are some simple steps every business can take to reduce their risk.
During this workshop you will learn:
--The most common cyber threats and weaknesses in 2021
--Emerging attack trends and mitigation strategies
--How to efficiently and effectively assess your company’s risks and manage them
--What Cyber Insurance can do and cannot do, how to assess policies/coverage, and insurance pitfalls to avoid
--Strategies to meet ever-evolving compliance requirements such as HIPAA, GDPR, NIST, CMMC, ITAR, and more
--How to continually evolve your defenses and manage security threats over the long term.
All attendees will receive a comprehensive checklist on step-by-step ways you can protect your business.