In December of 2016, a researcher approached credit card reporting agency Equifax with a simple message: Your website is vulnerable to a cyber attack. The company did nothing to patch the flaw. They were breached six months later, in May of 2017, with hackers stealing the sensitive data of 145.5 million Americans.
It’s an extreme example of an all-too-common business failing: that of cybersecurity preparedness. As hacks continue to proliferate the news cycle, targeting both large corporations and small businesses, companies that previously didn’t see a need to invest in cybersecurity training and prevention are increasingly focusing in on one question: Are we prepared in the event of an attack? And, resoundingly, the answer is “no.”
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