From the desk of Chuck Leaver CEO Ziften Technologies
If you live in Chicago or run a company or work there, you ought to focus on a report that reveals that Chicago is one of the most susceptible cities in the U.S.A for cyber attacks. The National Consumers League, who are Washington D.C. based group who focus on consumer assistance, published the report as specified by The Chicago Sun-Times. The report exposed some stressing findings and among these was the discovery that 43% of the city’s population reported that their data was taken and that their data was used to make purchases on the Internet. This suggests that cyber criminals are being more proactive when it comes to stealing individual data.
So if you suffer a hacking attack on your business you must expect the stolen data to be utilized for destructive purposes. The National Consumers League vice president of public policy, John Breyault, stated “Chicago citizens who get a data-breach alert must pay specific attention to purchases made via the Internet (in their name).”.
The citizens of Chicago are not being inactive and simply dismissing this crucial info. The Illinois state Attorney General Lisa Madigan, is leading the efforts to develop a federal group who will have the duty of investigating data security incidents, so state CBS Chicago. Madigan’s office are investigating the attacks on Neiman Marcus and Target in addition to others and Madigan feels that with the recent severity of attacks the government needs to take some responsibility and handle the issue.
Madigan said “It just makes good sense that somebody needs to take the responsibility in this day and age for putting in place security standards for our individual financial details, because otherwise you have disturbance and a substantial impact, potentially, to the general market.” The time frame for establishing this group is uncertain at the current time. Making things occur at the federal level can be very slow.
Endpoint Threat Detection And Response Software Will Supply Protection
If you run a business in Chicago (or anywhere else) then there is no requirement for you to wait for this federal team to be established to safeguard your business’s network. It is suggested that you install endpoint detection and response software since this will offer major defense for your network and make it essentially hacker attack proof. If you do not benefit from robust endpoint threat and detection systems then you are leaving the door wide open for cyber bad guys to enter your network and cause you a lot of trouble.