Chuck Leaver – Chicago Has A High Instance Of Cyber Attacks

From the desk of Chuck Leaver CEO Ziften Technologies

If you live in Chicago or run a company or work there, you ought to pay attention to a report that discloses that Chicago is one of the most susceptible cities in the USA for cyber attacks. The National Consumers League, who are Washington D.C. based group who concentrate on customer support, published the report as stated by The Chicago Sun-Times. The report exposed some distressing findings and amongst these was the discovery that 43% of the city’s population reported that their data was stolen and that their information was used to make purchases online. This suggests that cyber bad guys are being more forward thinking when it comes to taking personal data.

So if you suffer a cyber attack on your company you need to expect the taken data to be utilized for destructive functions. The National Consumers League vice president of public policy, John Breyault, stated “Chicago people who get a data-breach notification must pay particular attention to purchases made via the Internet (in their name).”.

The citizens of Chicago are not being inactive and simply dismissing this important report. The Illinois state Attorney General Lisa Madigan, is leading the efforts to develop a federal group who will have the obligation of investigating data security incidents, so state CBS Chicago. Madigan’s office are examining the attacks on Neiman Marcus and Target as well as others and Madigan feels that with the current severity of attacks the government has to take some responsibility and handle the problem.

Madigan said “It simply makes good sense that somebody has to take responsibility in this day and age for putting in place safety requirements for our individual monetary info, because otherwise you have disruption and a significant effect, potentially, to the general market.” The time frame for developing this group is uncertain at the current time. Making things take place at the federal level can be very sluggish.

Endpoint Threat Detection And Response Software Will Offer Protection.

If you run a business in Chicago (or elsewhere) then there is no requirement for you to wait for this federal group to be established to secure your business’s network. It is suggested that you implement endpoint detection and response software because this will supply major defense for your network and make it practically hacker attack proof. If you fail to benefit from robust endpoint threat and detection systems then you are leaving the door completely open for cyber bad guys to enter your network and cause you a great deal of damage.




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