When this pandemic hit the world, the realization that most countries were not prepared for this also hit hard at the same time. Here in New Jersey, and all political opinions aside, we realized that despite our confidence in our economy, in our intelligence, and in our standing as a “market leader” we were not ready for what we didn’t see coming. We knew it could happen one day, but it was more the stuff of science fiction versus a real possibility.
Let’s simply what exactly happened with this quick breakdown:
An unknown virus appeared out of nowhere, spread quickly, gave some people more of a heads up than others to prepare (who at that time suddenly realized they had no idea what to actually do), and invoked panic that led to chaos and illogical thinking – toilet paper anyone?
Imagine When the Business is Sick…
Now, what would happen if that were a business? A virus is quietly and unknowingly released on a computer or network, and out of fear, that victim (employee) may not speak up until they are clear on what the actual situation or damage is. They wait and watch, looking to get a picture of what exactly they are dealing with. They call IT, put in a ticket because something seems wrong, but they can still work – kind of. It’s slower than normal so they are not sure if it is actually a virus. The ticket is put on Medium priority.
And then, and before they even realized it was happening, the virus was infecting more computers and quite possibly the entire network. By the time they realize what has actually happened, the client is crippled or in real danger of losing their business. Employees are panicking and hitting buttons, rebooting systems, acting illogical, and uncertain of what to do – and the chaos is building.
They were told them about cybersecurity. Cyber insurance possibly was mentioned. They planned to prepare for this next quarter. But now it is here. It is happening. And we knew it might happen, but not like this. Now it the time to end the panic and fear, instead look to Data Safe Group for expert for guidance. Your company might have band-aids in their cybersecurity kit but now, you need triage. Your business needs to make strong cybersecurity solutions, remedies, education, and insurance a non-negotiable part of what is included in your business first aid kit. Otherwise, you will be the one looking for more than a face mask to hide behind.