“Good Backups”

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(Note: referenced media articles are local to Quebec, therefore in French)

“I have good backups, so we’re well protected.”

No. Sorry, but no.

Talk to Mr. Marquis of Marquis Equipment in Sherbrooke; last November, his company was robbed of $120,000.00.

https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2020/11/12/fraudes-de-120000-apres-une-cyberattaque

But…he had “good backups”.
 
When it comes to the security of your data, it goes much further than reliable backups. Being a victim of a cyber attack has a significant impact:
 
Premier Tech, from Rivière-du-Loup: “It’s going to be a tumultuous, difficult period, for about 20 days”. Imagine 20 days of downtime, no productivity!

headline premier tech

Westrock in La Tuque: “This could result in a deferral or loss of revenue and additional costs that could have a negative impact on financial results.”

https://www.lesoleil.com/actualite/le-fil-groupe-capitales-medias/westrock-victime-dune-cyberattaque-4dea53c6d0941150cb56e63e1d06043b

headline westrock

And finally, a woman who saw her personal information compromised in a data breach at Olymel last October; she had worked there for 6 weeks in 1999!

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1769537/cyberattaque-olymel-loi-renseignements-personnels

Financial impact, and – above all – on the company’s reputation.

Please, don’t make the headlines!

A security audit for your data costs much less than the consequences, and could go a long way to mitigating the risk of it happening to you.

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