In Chicago A Cyber Attack Is More Likely – Chuck Leaver

From the desk of Chuck Leaver CEO Ziften Technologies

If you live in Chicago or run a business or work there, you ought to pay attention to a report that divulges that Chicago is one of the most vulnerable cities in the U.S.A for cyber attacks. The National Consumers League, who are Washington D.C. based group who focus on customer support, published the report as specified by The Chicago Sun-Times. The report revealed 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 data was utilized to make purchases online. This suggests that cyber lawbreakers are being more proactive when it pertains to stealing personal data.

So if you suffer a cyber attack on your business you must anticipate the stolen data to be used for destructive functions. The National Consumers League vice president of public policy, John Breyault, stated “Chicago citizens who get a data-breach alert ought to pay particular focus on purchases made online (using their details).”.

The residents of Chicago are not being inactive and simply dismissing this important info. The Illinois state Attorney General Lisa Madigan, is leading the efforts to establish a federal group who will have the duty of examining data security events, so state CBS Chicago. Madigan’s office are investigating the attacks on Neiman Marcus and Target as well as others and Madigan feels that with the recent seriousness of attacks the federal government has to take responsibility and deal with the issue.

Madigan said “It simply makes sense that somebody has to take the responsibility in this day and age for putting in place safety requirements for our personal financial details, because otherwise you have interruption and a substantial impact, potentially, to the total market.” The time frame for establishing this group is uncertain at the current time. Making things take place at the federal level can be very slow.

Endpoint Threat Detection And Response System Will Supply Defense.

If you run a company in Chicago (or anywhere else) then there is no need for you to wait on this federal group to be developed to safeguard your company’s network. It is recommended that you enact endpoint detection and response software since this will offer major defense for your network and make it essentially cyber attack proof. If you fail to benefit from robust endpoint threat and detection systems then you are leaving the door wide open for cyber crooks to enter your network and cause you a great deal of damage.