Cybersecurity Risks Greater Than Ever for Businesses


With the on-going threat of Russian Cyber-attacks, business owners are asking themselves: “Am I Protected?”

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to warn of malicious Russian cyber-attacks. But what exactly does this mean for the average American?

Chris Olson, CEO of The Media Trust, told USA Today, “Consumers should be aware that cyber actors can target them through almost any website or mobile application.” Average citizens should not feel threatened by Russian attacks personally, but businesses, organizations, and municipalities should always be prepared for such attacks to protect consumers and our infrastructure, especially today. According to Stuart Madnick of the Harvard Business Review, the threat could even be deeper than the theft of personal information.  “It is not only possible to cause systems such as electric grids to shut down, but also to cause them to explode or self-destruct — damage that could take weeks or longer to repair,” he writes.

So, what can be done?

Step One: Hire a dependable, trustworthy, and professional team to assess your risk. Yes, there is a cost to do so, but nowhere near what a potential data breach, lawsuit, or infrastructure failure could cost. Think about it like insurance for the data your computers store. 

Step Two: Take the precautions suggested. This is not a place to cut corners. Hackers are great at what they do, and ‘over the counter’ spyware protection is not going to stand a chance. 

Step Three: Rest easy knowing that your consumers/clients are not at risk by working with you.

LayerEight offers a FREE discovery/vulnerability study of your organization’s network and overall technology to determine your unique needs.  We monitor and catch technology problems before they impact daily operations. Slow and unreliable technology is crippling to any business, let alone the potential threat of cyber-attacks.

LayerEight offers customized technology and IT blueprints to help clients get from where they currently are to where they want and need to be. This includes implementing a stabilized IT environment and secure processes that remove the stress and burden of IT.

Give us a call to schedule your FREE discovery and begin the first steps of ensuring your business’ safety and efficiency.  518-324-LYR8