The Impact of Cyber Security on Businesses with Jake WagnerJuly 08, 2021
For this episode of Up and Adam, Adam is joined by Jake Wagner. Wagner is a Senior Technology Sales Specialist at BerganKDV and is responsible for creating awareness and educating clients on the firm’s managed IT services. In the episode, Adam and Jake talk about all things cybersecurity, including trends, news, and prevention plans.
To kick off the conversation, Adam asks Jake about the recent large-scale ransomware attacks in the news and how they illustrate the importance of having cybersecurity protocols and prevention tactics in place at an organization. Jake talks about the security gaps he often sees at organizations during the discovery phase of managed IT implementation including old credentials and former employees still having access to private information. He also shares how most cyber-attacks aren’t about your business specifically, it’s all about how much information they feel like they can gather from your organization.
Adam and Jake emphasize the importance of being proactive instead of being reactive based on the stories being shared in the news. Jake encourages listeners to consider the investments they are making to protect their company data, including the caliber of their current technology, what cybersecurity training measures they have in place, and having a business continuity plan just in case. Jake then dives into the details of having a business continuity plan so that you can mitigate and limit the exposure of a potential cyber-attack and how these plans often work. Finally, Adam and Jake touch upon utilizing cyber liability insurance and the advantages of having a policy for an extra layer of protection, and how policies have evolved to become more robust to account for the growing number of attacks.
If you have additional questions about cybersecurity strategies and mitigating security risks at your organization; BerganKDV can help. Contact our team to learn more about what cybersecurity solutions we offer to protect your organization.