Growing up in Cary, NC, we didn’t often have snow days; but when we did, it was great! No school for several days because the area simply wasn’t prepared for snow removal since it occurred so rarely. I wish cyberattacks were as rare as those snow days of my youth. Sadly, several of our clients were the victim of cyberattacks, ransomware, email hijacking and more in 2021—and there’s no end in sight.

As the Managing Member of IT Radix, I am constantly reminding our team to be vigilant in evaluating and implementing new security measures and training and testing our team on a regular basis. I want IT security to be as automatic as putting on your seat belt when you get in your car. Unfortunately, security isn’t always convenient, and it’s tempting to skip it. My advice—don’t! As one client experienced, paying out a half million ransom to keep their data off the Dark Web is not fun and definitely not good for business.

Mom always said to put something on your head to keep warm outdoors in the winter. Now it’s time to put on your IT security hats and keep your organization safe from cyberattacks. We can help you get outside and enjoy a snowball fight with the kids knowing that your IT security measures are protecting your team and your business assets.

First published in our February 2022 IT Radix Resource newsletter