July 4, 2019 by Siobhan Climer
What can you do to prevent your business from being breached before, during, and after an attack? By understanding the history of cyber attacks, we can begin to combat this growing threat to the security of our personal identity information (PII).
Learn from the mistakes of others. Review a brief history of cyber attacks below and read more here to uncover common types of cyber attacks.
Don’t Be Next In The History Of Cyber Attacks
Data breaches happen to businesses every day. Whether it is a reputable education website like Edmodo.com (May 2017 – 77 million user accounts exposed) or a close-knit gaming site like Rune.live (March 2017 – 9,618 user accounts exposed), everyone is at risk. Data is valuable. Passwords, names, emails – personal identify information (PII) can be sold and bought in the darkest corners of the darknet.
It’s up to you to ensure you have security in place, and a disaster recovery plan in case anything goes wrong. Find out what tools are available to protect your business from a cyber attack, be it malware, ransomware, or DDoS. Ensure your systems are monitored daily, and you or a monitoring team are alerted if anything goes awry.
Mindsight works daily with clients to do just that.
As the nefarious lion Scar once sang, “Be prepared!”
Contact us today to discuss how to avoid earning a place in the history of cyber attacks.
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About The Author
Siobhan Climer, Science and Technology Writer for Mindsight, writes about technology trends in education, healthcare, and business. She previously taught STEM programs in elementary classrooms and museums, and writes extensively about cybersecurity, disaster recovery, cloud services, backups, data storage, network infrastructure, and the contact center. When she’s not writing tech, she’s writing fantasy, gardening, and exploring the world with her twin daughters. Find her on twitter @techtalksio.