What can businesses do to avoid becoming a hacker’s easy target, and how should they keep their data safe?
As WannaCry and Petya made clear, high profile ransomware attacks are on the rise. In fact, in 2015 there were roughly 1,000 attacks a day, but by 2016 the FBI reports that number skyrocketed to 4,000 a day.
As the data possessed by organisations becomes increasingly valuable, these attacks, alongside data breaches and theft, are only going to grow in frequency. Organisations depend on data to make critical business decisions and investments. It’s the modern day oil, and means hackers are constantly looking for ways to leverage this data for their own benefit. But what can businesses do to avoid becoming a hacker’s easy target, and how should they keep their data safe?
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