From the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia:
The recent cybersecurity attack on the colonial pipeline has prompted a joint warning from the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Agency and the FBI to critical infrastructure-related businesses and industries that have warned them to thoroughly review their own cybersecurity practices. cybersecurity as soon as possible.
BBB Cybersecurity is a business education resource created to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with valuable tools, advice and content to help them manage cyber risks and learn about best cybersecurity practices in the modern business environment.
“The recent blackmail hacking of the Colonial Pipeline, which affected nearly a third of the nation, not to mention the city of Tulsa’s ransomware attack this past weekend against all city services that forced its closure , cyberattacks are gaining strength as a preferred weapon for digital criminals and their organizations, “said Barry N. Moore, president and CEO of BBB in the Central Virginia service. “There is no organization of any size, but especially larger ones, which are safe from a cyberattack. Its critical cybersecurity plans are constantly in place; industry and government cannot be left behind, ”Moore added.
Importance of cybersecurity
Today’s cybercriminals pose more significant threats to the economy than ever before. New safeguards are needed to protect small and large businesses.
Companies can better manage cyberattacks and learn from industry best practices by:
- Explore the real and perceived risks of cyberattacks
- Providing education and awareness: Cybersecurity is a complex issue for the business community
- Foster public confidence in companies’ cybersecurity standards
Cybersecurity is not just about adding layers of security technology. Start by understanding cybersecurity risk management. The best business cybersecurity 5-step approach it helps business owners do just that. This model helps business owners:
- Understand the best way to identify and protect vital data and technology resources
- Learn how to detect and respond to cybersecurity threats
- Recover from a cybersecurity incident
Creating a cybersecurity culture is a rigorous process. Here is a list of useful resources to help you get started:
For your business: Check out excellent resources from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and major technology companies such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.
For your home: Home protection has never been so critical. Use these resources to protect your key element.
For victims of cybercrime
Reports: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) IC3 is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). IC3’s mission is to serve as a vehicle for receiving, developing and deriving criminal charges in the field of rapidly expanding cybercrime.
Recovery: Identity Theft Victims of identity theft can look here to find resources.
About BBB: BBB serving Central Virginia serves Richmond, the Tri-Cities, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg, as well as 42 surrounding counties, from Fauquier to Mecklenburg and Northumberland to Amherst. The non-profit organization was established in 1954 to promote responsible, honest, and ethical business practices and to promote customer trust through business self-regulation. BBB’s core services include business profiles, dispute resolution, trustworthy advertising, scam warnings, consumer and business education, and charity review.