When everything is going well, the last thing you want to do is think about what will happen when something goes wrong.
It can be easy to think that just because you’ve recently bought some new hardware, or updated your security software, or simply the fact that it’s been a while since you had to deal with a major issue.
Don’t let that give you false confidence.
We don’t have to dwell on the potential for disaster though – you and I know that it’s a possibility, so let’s just leave it at that.
What’s important about this is that you know to cover your bases.
No need to assume the worst – just plan for it, so you know you’re covered.
The state of modern cybercrime
The cybercrime business has never been bigger. In fact, it’s estimated that the global cybercrime industry will cause up to $6 trillion in damages in just a few years.
In a nutshell? Business is booming for cybercriminals.
You don’t need to be told how important something like cybersecurity is – it’s obvious after all. Everyone knows the consequences of unsecured business technology.
However, your cybersecurity may not be up to snuff. Not because you don’t think it’s important, but because you have other things on your mind.
Your customers. Your employees. Your business as a whole.
And while you’re busy improving your business, cybercriminals are busy improving theirs.
Has your cybersecurity kept pace with the evolution of cybercrime?
Why do you need to understand the advancing threat landscape?
The nature of cybercrime is that it’s constantly improving.
That means that there is no permanent solution to the cybercrime problem.
There is no firewall, or anti-malware, or endpoint intrusion detection system that will solve all your problems and keep your business secure from now until the end of time.
You need to keep up to date with how cybercrime is changing so that you can make sure your business is prepared to defend against it.
Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.
The #1 problem with cybercrime awareness is…
It’s a lot of work.
In order to keep up with the evolving nature of cybercrime, you’d have to do a lot of research, on top of having a rather robust knowledge base in the first place.
Could you handle it yourself?
In theory, it’s entirely possible that, if you’ve invested in the right technologies, and have the right skillset, you could handle cybersecurity for your business all on your own.
You would oversee your own installations, management, maintenance, and everything else that comes to with operating a secure and robust business IT environment.
But, if we’re being honest, that’s a big if.
When it comes to protecting against the ongoing, evolving cybersecurity threats in play today, managing cybersecurity is, understandably, a tall order.
You would need…
- The knowledge of how to select, install, manage and maintain increasingly complex IT security systems.
Do you have that kind of know-how?
- The time to both maintain systems on an ongoing basis and respond to events as they occur. If you can’t afford to make IT your full-time job, then do you really think you can stay on top of it?
Is there an easier way?
Yes – get your information from a knowledgeable third-party.
For example, Corptek Solutions recently released an eBook titled “Understanding The Advanced Threat Landscape”.
In a nutshell, this eBook is like your Cliffs notes for modern cybercrime – instead of you having to do all the research, all the reading, and all the work, you can just peruse this condensed primer on the advanced threat landscape, simple as that.
By working with a third-party that has the knowledge and other resources (i.e., the time) that you may not have on hand, you’ll benefit by getting everything you need to know without all the leg work.