High level characteristics from Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report are that breaches are primarily done by outsiders who hack systems and favor email as a point of entry, especially for non-point of sale systems. Their motivation remains primarily financial and they continue to disproportionally attack the healthcare industry. Check out this statistically sound annual report for more details.
Designed as a framework for infrastructure protection,The National Institutes of Science and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is an excellent way for any organization to get started or improve a security program. If you are a government entity, it is essential. Also, of note is the Baldridge Cybersecurity Tool which is tightly integrated with NIST’s CSF. These tools can aid in entity-level cybersecurity awareness, executive understanding and overall organizational support.
Information technology and system breaches are often one of the most misunderstood components of businesses. If you need help establishing a proactive process to reduce the risk of cyber-acks, contact BWA today.