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Today’s blog is brought to you by Matt Dehond. Matt has been apart of Brite’s security team for over 2 years.

Cyber-attacks have become the norm. Organizations are aware of the ongoing threats day in and day out, but there is an undeniably scary trend. Prevention of attacks should be the priority, but too many organizations wait until they have been breached to implement the correct security tools. The question is, why is this happening and why are people not being more proactive?

A security breach can be very costly, not only from a price standpoint, but also reputation. It has taken a company like Target years to try and recover. Consumers typically avoid frequenting a business that is responsible for their personal information to be breached.

Though large organizations will always steal the major headlines, small businesses have the same consequences. While smaller organizations sometimes have less information to steal, their security environments might be easier to penetrate, making them a target for hackers.

Small business must find a balance between no security and too much security. Smaller budgets and smaller staffs can sometimes make this a challenge.

Recently, a strain of ransomware called WannaCry began spreading through more than 150 countries. It targeted businesses of all sizes. Attacks like this can be critical to a network. They disrupt day to day operations and leave organizations with the costs associated with being breached.

Luckily, there are plenty of cost-effective solutions that can help strengthen small business environments against zero-day attacks. Here are a few that can help:

  • CylanceCylancePROTECT fully prevents all in-the-wild examples of the malware related to these specific attacks. Cylance has blocked WannaCry since 2015.  – Read More
  • Proofpoint – Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) stays ahead of attacks like WannaCry with an innovative approach that detects, analyzes, and blocks advanced threats before they reach the inbox. – Read More
  • Check Point – Check Point SandBlast advanced technologies prevented the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, even when it was still a new and completely unknown threat. SandBlast technologies are designed to be future-proof, capable of mitigating and preventing virtually all forms of ransomware and other malware – known and unknown, current and future. – Read More
  • ForeScoutForeScout CounterACT allows, denies or limits network access based on device posture and your security policies. It can also automatically assess and remediate malicious or high-risk endpoints. – Read More
  • McAfeeMcAfee delivered detection updates to its products to ensure customers would be protected from all the known versions of the WannaCry ransomware.  A proactive technology provider has you in mind helps keep you protected – Read More

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