Cyber technologies are essential in this day and age, and while the benefits are plenty, there are insecurities and transnational components that can affect systems and infrastructures.
Cyber attacks are at an all-time high, and past events have shown just how much collateral damage can be caused by hackers to even the largest, most advanced industries (AI included). Even the biggest organizations aren’t immune to cyber attacks. We’ve seen it with NASA, Adobe, Yahoo! and governments, and now the tragic invasion of Ukraine poses new and increased cybersecurity concerns due to the threat of potential Russian cyber attacks.
And while the health benefits of remote work are clear, the work-from-home setup implemented during the COVID-19 global lockdowns has been disastrous, security-wise, for many small companies with limited in-house IT professionals or sometimes none at all. Being no match for cyber attacks, many businesses suffered downtime, data leaks and closures. They chose continuity over security, not realizing that the two go hand-in-hand and that a cybersecurity plan in place is necessary to drastically mitigate risks.
From malware and ransomware to phishing scams and beyond, social engineering ploys are inevitable and no one is spared – especially not small companies. Cybersecurity is a critical component of TerraSense’s technology, and as a savvy, cyber-secure company focused on defence and security, no one understands the importance of safeguarding data the way we do. Read on for our key learnings and how we’ve been ensuring network resilience since computing on the edge.
The stats speak for themselves
The risk of cyber threats and attacks resulting in the leak of data is highest for smaller, fast-growing companies. In fact, 61% of smaller businesses have reported at least one cyber attack in 2021. According to IT leader Cisco Systems, 43% of attacks target small businesses and a whopping 83% of them are not financially prepared to recover from a cyber attack, while only 14% claim to have the necessary mitigation abilities to defend their networks and sensitive information.
What makes small companies easy targets?
The answer is simple: they’re still developing their cybersecurity protection and are too busy growing, so cybersecurity often takes a back seat. Attackers know this and take advantage of it, hence the need for businesses to be vigilant and raise awareness by implementing cybersecurity policies and best practices.
Companies with a high level of cyber maturity are still at risk, but with robust cybersecurity measures in place, that risk of falling victim to an attack is significantly reduced. Take it from us!
We hold our customers’ most prized and confidential data and handle it at our bespoke facility. Because we understand data threats, we’ve designed our technology with these ones in mind:
Malware: malicious software that conducts whatever behaviour the attacker wants, from infecting systems to stealing information
Ransomware: a type of malicious software that blocks access to a computer system until a ransom is paid
Phishing attempts: links in emails and text messages or on social media (ex. phoney articles, donation requests, heartfelt videos, etc.) that act as clickbait to trick people into sharing credit card details and other personal information
Many other new cyber threats
How we keep cyber attacks at bay:
Our technology is designed with cybersecurity in mind.
Our bespoke facility features equipment and layouts that are optimized to ensure cybersecurity.
We’ve built a safe room for handling the most delicate of our clients’ data.
We take secure measures and adhere to the utmost rigorous standards, which are externally audited.
We're ever vigilant and keep our team constantly up to date on the latest attacks and social engineering tactics.
Cybersecurity is serious business. And we take it seriously.
When it comes to safeguarding data, people and our company, we’re equipped with the right resources to stay ahead of evolving threats. Our DevSecOps (development, security and operations) mindset means security decisions and actions are as important as development and operations ones, making everyone at our company accountable. At TerraSense Analytics, you can trust in us and our cyber resilience.