Internet connected device numbers have exploded in the last decade, as the digital economy matures in the age of information. Everyone has adopted more technology into their businesses, homes and personal lives than ever before with IoT devices, cloud services, supply chain integrations, medical devices, and the list goes on.
As we've adopted this new technology we've reaped great rewards in convenience, productivity, profitability and quality of life. We now rely on this technology in ways we never have before, but most of us have not changed the way we think about cybersecurity and risk management. We still go about our day and run our businesses the same as we did 5-10 years ago, or perhaps even longer. This poses risk because the world around us or "threat landscape" has changed, but we have not adapted to it, so we are endangered by predators who have adapted ways to exploit a target rich environment.
The major threats to small businesses in the Pacific Northwest are:
These threats have increased significantly in recent years, but many organizations have not changed their cybersecurity to address these threats. Those that have invested my be complacent, and thereby expose themselves to unaddressed new vulnerabilities over time. Cybersecurity is not a project, it is an ongoing program that should be continuously assessed and improved.
We provide independent cybersecurity assessment and auditing services to small businesses, with specialization in healthcare and HIPAA.
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Ransomware Risk Assessment:
HIPAA Annual Risk Assessment and Risk Analysis: