Is your business for sale without your knowledge?

Posted by IMEC on Aug 10, 2021 2:12:49 PM

Original article, written by Eric Reiger, Founder/President of WEBIT Services, Inc.

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Welcome to the next-level threat facing American businesses. The bad guys have organized and they are now selling access to corporate networks they have already breached (without detection) to other groups of bad guys.

Sound scary? It is. Here’s what you need to know.

On the dark web, one hacker group is offering access to business networks for $3,000-$100,000 plus a share from any potential ransom amount collected.

According to IBM, companies take on average 197 days to identify and 69 days to contain a breach.

Can you be sure hacker groups aren't selling access to your company right now when looking at those statistics?

If that scares you, that means you’re probably not feeling very confident in your current cybersecurity measures – and you’re probably not prioritizing your risk through a recognized security framework such as the NIST CSF.

The NIST CSF helps prioritze business risk by likelihood so that you can address the most likely threats first and create a proper budget that returns value and protects the organization

Most cybersecurity problems like the one we're discussing here can be prevented. But the old ways of doing IT are over and it takes a new set of skills and discipline to stay on top of today's evolving cyber threats.

If you’re concerned you're not doing enough or don't know enough about how to protect your business, let's have a conversation to discuss your concerns.


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Topics: made in il, manufacturing, aerospace, cybersecurity, cybersecurity maturity model certification, defense manufacturing

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