My name is Lee Ann Collins, managing partner of Lane Gorman Trubitt, (LGT), a public accounting firm in Dallas, and this job is keeping me up at night.
I recently renewed our cyber insurance. The process has brought up concerns about how to keep up with a continually-evolving interconnected world and the sneakier and sneakier potential attacks on our systems. This has led to its own classification of nightmares, the latest of which involved a worm crawling out of all the company computers like it was Agent Smith from The Matrix. The worm in my dream was made of 1s and 0s and was insidiously wrapping itself around everything from client data to our marketing team’s favorite memes, keeping us from working, fixing it, or posting information for our clients.
Unfortunately, cyber-attacks are not so obvious. They can often happen very quietly in the background, and you won’t know it is a problem until your information is breached and available to the public. Also, too many companies do not understand how important it is to be vigilant until it is too late. Here are a few statistics, compiled by Varonis, about cyber-attacks and its effect on business, individuals, and our nation.
All of these are terrifying, and they don’t just affect large corporations. According to Smallbiztrends.com:
Needless to say, if you are doing business like we are, you are at risk for a cyber-attack. Your preparedness plan should include a focus on required, recurrent training for your employees and be backed by comprehensive cyber insurance policy.
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