of cyber incidents in 2020 had a physical component
of data breaches involved physical theft or loss of devices in 2020
of organizations had experienced a physical security incident caused by an insider threat in 2020
of cyber attacks were caused by a physical breach in 2020
We're not just securing businesses anymore. We're securing Society.
An individual’s or business’s physical security is only as good as their cyber security because cyber attacks can have physical consequences. For example, if an organization’s cyber security is compromised, it may be at risk for physical attacks or disruptions to its operations.
One example of this is the use of ransomware, which is a type of malware that encrypts a victim’s data and demands a ransom payment in exchange for a decryption key. If an organization falls victim to ransomware, it may be unable to access important data or systems, disrupting its operations and potentially leading to physical damage to its facilities or equipment.
Another example is the use of cyber attacks to target critical infrastructure, such as power plants or transportation systems. If cyber criminals are able to gain access to and disrupt these systems, it could have serious physical consequences, such as power outages or transportation accidents.
Do You Have a False Sense of Cyber Security?
There are many common misconceptions about cyber crime and cyber security that can lead business leaders to believe they are fully protected and have a false sense of cyber security.
Are any of these misconceptions part of your thought process?
It is important for both individuals and businesses to prioritize cyber security in order to protect their physical security. This can include implementing strong security measures, such as multi-factor authentication and regularly updating software and security protocols, as well as being cautious about sharing sensitive information or clicking on links from unknown sources. By taking these precautions, individuals and businesses can help to protect themselves from physical consequences due to cyber attacks.
At North Bridge, we understand the importance of both cyber security and physical security and strive to help our clients enhance both. When it comes to cyber security, we offer a range of consulting services to help our clients understand the threats they face and the measures they can take to protect themselves. This includes things like conducting risk assessments to identify vulnerabilities and providing recommendations for improving security.
We also work with our clients to develop and implement security policies that align with their unique business needs and goals. This includes things like establishing protocols for handling sensitive data, setting up access controls to protect against unauthorized access, and training employees on best practices for cyber security.
In addition to these consulting services, we also offer a range of technical solutions to help our clients enhance their cyber security. This includes things like implementing multi-factor authentication, deploying firewalls and other security technologies, and providing ongoing monitoring and maintenance to ensure that our clients’ systems are always up to date and secure.
All of these efforts help to enhance our clients’ physical security by protecting against cyber threats that could potentially lead to physical damage or disruptions. By working with North Bridge, our clients can have peace of mind knowing that they are taking the necessary steps to protect themselves and their assets from both cyber and physical threats.