Do I really need more cyber-security protection? What’s new in 2021?
We’ve been warning about cyber-security risks for years and telling everyone that it’s getting more and more adverse.
The protections that seemed excessive a year ago are now inadequate!
- What’s the risk landscape and how real is it?
- What is a reasonable precaution and what is excessive?
- Can I just rely on cyber-insurance to protect my organisation?
- What can you do to practically protect your organisation?
We’ve posted repeatedly about cyber-security and the need to be more vigilant and more careful, and we’ve shared real-world stories to reinforce the concern. It’s a concern then that we still see a number of organisations that remain reluctant to increase their protections. This might be due to the increased cost or complexity, or a sense that these things only happen to other people.
We want to be very clear – whenever we look, we see hacking attempts on clients. It seems clear that every organisation is being attacked. Sometimes these are quite simple, such as attempts to test common passwords against known user names (e.g. the email addresses we all share).
It is obvious that the attacks are stepping up and at some point, the hackers will find a weakness to exploit. While no one can promise to prevent hacks, there are some things you can do to reduce these weaknesses.