BIOS Technologies provides network security and performance management to keep your construction company’s applications, data and systems secure and highly available.
If you own a construction business in New Orleans, you might think you don’t fall on the radar of hackers and digital thieves. However, you don’t have to look very far for examples of catastrophic attacks on governments and businesses. Here is a rundown of a recent rash of attacks on governments across the state.
In July, the City of New Orleans went on high alert due to cyberattacks on three school districts across the state. No attacks were detected in New Orleans, but the incidents deeply concerned the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) and other security agencies.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell summed up these threats nicely. “We have to take the cyber threat seriously and we need to continue to protect our information infrastructure, upon which our operations are increasingly dependent. Maintaining our infrastructure means paying attention to this issue. I’m urging all residents, organizations, and businesses to review their cybersecurity protocols and to remain vigilant.”
Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a State of Emergency so additional resources could be made available to schools affected by the attacks.
As the mayor noted, individuals and businesses need to remain on the alert. You might think you don’t have any data worth stealing, but that would be incorrect. Most data breaches are conducted for financial purposes. If you use computers to communicate with clients, chances are you have some of their personal data in your database. This is prime bait for hackers.
BIOS Technology can help protect your firm from New Orleans cyberattacks.
You might have far less financial data than financial institutions. However, even employee information, such as Social Security numbers, payroll bank account details and healthcare information can be sold on the Dark Web. Here’s what cybercriminals are looking for in your construction company’s network:
BIOS Technologies provides network security and performance management to keep your construction company’s applications, data and systems secure and highly available. Choose a New Orleans IT company that can truly support your network.
By instituting strong firewalls and updated antivirus software, we can keep hackers out of your network. Industry-standard web filers and employee training go a long way to minimizing your vulnerabilities in cyberspace — let us navigate you through the necessary steps.