Cyber Criminals love your Servers, they’re full of Data.
Just over 37% of cyber attacks are discovered directly on your IT servers, making them the most likely place to identify an attack within your organisation. That’s one of the most concerning stats taken from a recent survey from around 3000 IT managers around the world.
Why are servers so inviting for Cyber Attackers?
1. Servers are very high in value
Servers very often contain an organisation’s most important Data. For example, personally identifiable information such as employee and customer records could be stolen if they’re not professionally secured on the server.
Regulations, such as the strongly introduced GDPR that protects EU citizens’ data, encourages significant fines for non-compliance. Attackers know this information and will threaten to release sensitive client data if their costly demands are not met in small time frames.
2. Server downtime is extremely costly
Servers are the IT motherboard of most Businesses and are critical to their day-to-day functioning. Unexpected downtime can seriously impact productivity by revoking access to important files or communication tools such as Microsoft Teams. Ransomware attacks can cause organisations to grind to a halt unless a costly ransom is paid in due course.
Instances where a Business is reliant on servers for commercial function downtime can be very severe.
3. Servers are a perfect place to start an attack
Servers are usually strongly connected in an organisation’s network. They are also online and running every day of the year, which makes them an ideal platform for launching further attacks and looking for weak spots to exploit across the entire network. If you can’t identify a server that’s being held hostage, the gates to your IT stronghold could be wide open to threats from all over the world.
So what can be done in order to secure your important servers? The answer is in the right combination of advanced protection, visibility with powerful tools like Endpoint Detection and Response and server specific features such as File Integrity Monitoring.
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From the smart phone in your hand to complex solutions powering your business, Dromaeus was founded to connect your company with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialised skills and expertise in best-of-breed technologies enable us to deliver products and develop solutions that you need to remain competitive in today’s’ digital era.
If you have any concerns about your IT, data security or backup & disaster recovery, please don’t hesitate to contact us.