At the recent InsureTech Connect (ITC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Upfort co-founder and CEO Xing Xin was interviewed for the Insuring Cyber podcast, a “bi-monthly look into how the world of cyber and the business of insurance are connected.”
Topics discussed included how to manage a cyber attack and what the industry learned from the major attacks of this year, as well as emerging risks to keep an eye on for next year.
“Cyber criminals are very financially motivated,” Xing explained about the practical steps companies can take to protect themselves. “So, there's actually only a small handful of ways that criminals can, in a cost-effective way, get into your organization.”
Xing described the “human attack surface” in which criminals trick employees into downloading something or providing information, and the “digital attack surface” consisting of all internet-facing assets.
"There's actually only a small handful of ways that criminals can, in a cost-effective way, get into your organization.”
— Xing Xin, Upfort CEO
In addition to preparing your team, “making sure that you're backing up your data and having security policies in place so that you're ready for an incident will get you a long way.”
Unfortunately many IT professionals–particularly those at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) lack the resources to even keep up with these foundational protections. That’s where Upfort can play a key role by providing small businesses with a comprehensive suite of enterprise-strength protections that can be implemented and managed from an intuitive browser-based dashboard.
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