New Year, Same Threats: How Blue Layer Can Help Your Business In 2022
Created at December 16, 2021
“Most businesses love to see charts moving up and to the right when the topic is number of customers, revenue, or profit. But when it comes to phishing attacks, seeing a hockey stick on a chart is VERY bad news,” said KnowBe4 in their most recent report on phishing in Q3 of 2021.
According to the data that they’ve found, the frequency and success of phishing attacks have risen in “nearly every way possible,” signaling a persistent trend to which both 2020 and 2021 were no stranger. So, as we move closer to the new year, we can’t help but ask the question, “Why should 2022 be any different?”
That worry is exactly what we’re addressing today. How? By recapping the best ways that Blue Layer can help your business and your employees prepare for the worst while hoping for the best in the face of phishing and other threats in 2022.
The most efficient way to handle threats to your cybersecurity? Prevent them from ever occurring in the first place. Blue Layer specializes in providing our clients with a curated suite of software and monitoring tools that protect your system from ransomware, malware, spyware, and different forms of phishing. These tools include
Real-time extended detection and response to these threats
Heightened security measures like two-factor authentication and monthly vulnerability scanning and remediation
“Smart” firewalls with cloud-based threat updates and patching
Cybersecurity Awareness Training
Above industry-standard education is far more than your run-of-the-mill training modules. Cybersecurity awareness training from Blue Layer is there to stand up against cybercrime actors when the technology meant to thwart them simply isn’t enough.
You hired your team in the first place for their intuition and knack for giving your business their very best. So, when it comes to equipping them to fortify your most sensitive information, why give them anything less than the very best weapons? We keep people trained on the latest cybersecurity threats and how to use that knowledge to protect your business and enable your employees to become living, breathing cybersecurity virtuosos.
Assuming that your business is protected without including awareness training in its formula is like saying a puzzle is complete when half of the pieces are still in the box. Blue Layer completes your cybersecurity puzzle with affordable, customizable solutions that fit perfectly.
Remember to hope for the best, but always prepare for the worst when it comes to cybersecurity. It’s not impossible for scammers to make their way past defenses, even with industry-leading technology and training on your side. But with a proper plan for bouncing back in place, panic isn’t necessary if things go south on you.
Disaster recovery plans save headaches, time, money, effort, worry, stress, loss, and anything else that you could imagine accompanying the hassle of getting back up and running following a compromise.
Now that you feel confident taking on cybercriminals in 2022, are you ready to answer to the laws and regulations that apply to your business? Cybersecurity isn’t the only thing that Blue Layer specializes in. We can also make sure that your compliance ducks are in a row, which we’re sure you’re aware can be easier said than done.
We too must adhere to numerous compliance requirements. And since we support businesses that maintain protected health information, we also must maintain HIPAA compliance, among others. We have taken this firsthand experience and expanded our technology service offering to include HIPAA and PCI DSS compliance for our clients.
No More Surprises in 2022
Unwelcome ones, anyway. Over the last two years, we’ve all learned that life is unpredictable, if nothing else. And if that unpredictable difficulty has taught us anything else, it’s that doing whatever’s in your power to plan ahead can save you an unlimited amount of stress in the future.
At Blue Layer, we want you to feel as supported and prepared as possible to charge headfirst into the new year with confidence and assurance that you have the industry’s best partner at your side.
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