“60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months of falling victim to a data breach or cyber attack,” according to Cybercrime Magazine.
At first glance, this is a bold claim to make, but when we dig a little deeper, the consequences of a cyber attack are in many ways similar to any other disaster that a business might experience. Floods, fires, and other natural disasters often come in a single event… then it’s the days and months of downtime, lost sales opportunities, angry customers, and the expense of mitigation and recovery that can keep a business down or completely out of business. There’s also brand reputation and fines for non-compliance that can come pouring in after a cyber attack. With all that said, it’s clear that preventative maintenance and planning is the first step to a more secure business.
It’s easy for people to consider security as an afterthought… but for us here at CXT Software, it’s one of our core focuses because we understand that our customers store some of the most important information about their business in our software.
Historically, it was common for last-mile delivery companies to store their data on local machines in their facilities. The danger to this is that someone at that company is responsible for maintaining the security, up-time, and performance of their data. We’ve actually onboarded customers that came to us with existing ransomware issues – the first course of action was to clean up their data, if possible, and move it into our secure cloud.
Throughout the years, we’ve made advances in utilizing cloud solutions for our customers, and today, it’s the best way to protect our customer’s data! Our cloud solution helps fortify your business from cyberattacks and ransomware while ensuring that your operation’s continuity is stable and secure. Unlike an onsite installation that is easily mismanaged or deprecated – our cloud solution receives 24/7 care and security.
“It is important to understand that it is not the physical walls of your business that maintain security, but rather the virtual walls,” explained Mathew Jung, DevOps Manager.
As technology advances, so do hackers’ ability to infiltrate your unprotected systems. It’s easy for on-site installations to become outdated, mismanaged, or in the worst case, on complete autopilot.
We align ourselves with the four most sophisticated and advanced Cloud providers to ensure your company’s important data is safe and protected; one of those providers is Microsoft Azure. We test our logistics software by performing routine security audits and penetration tests (PEN Tests). Our staff has gone through rigorous security training and hold various industry certifications.
According to Acronis, ransomware is “one of the fastest-growing malware hazards of the 21st century” and “threatens businesses and public institutions around the world.” Acronis provides statistics that 3 out of 4 companies are infected with ransomware. Acronis projects for the number of ransomware attacks will only rise as we continue into a digitally-driven age.
If you currently have an on-site installation of your software, take a moment and ask yourself how secure it is and remember, when you work with us, you work with real people – we are only a phone call away and are happy to help bring your business into a safer environment!
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