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Massive Cyber Attack Disrupts Websites; Amazon, Twitter, Netflix Affected

Protecting Your Organization From Cyber Threats

On Friday, October 21, a major distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack – an attack that floods a server with traffic so it cannot perform -- was blamed for causing issues across the Internet.  The attack created problems for Internet users on a number of sites, including Twitter, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, and The New York Times.

Companies that do business online ought to know about this growing threat.  Successful DDoS attacks can cripple business and the effects can be devastating.  Cybersecurity risks, however, can be minimized by taking a few simple steps:

  1. Recognize: The first step in solving a problem is recognizing that you have one and recognizing that Cybersecurity is a threat to your organization is a great start;
  2. Invest: Spend the time to learn about your Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and invest in stronger infrastructure;
  3. Insurance: Cyber Insurance, while not an end-all solution, is a good way to safeguard your business in case of a cyber threat;
  4. Training: Human error is often cited as responsible for the worst data breaches.  Training employees is a critical element of cybersecurity and employees must understand their important responsibilities and accountabilities when using a computer on a business network. 

Selman Breitman has the tools to help you navigate the Cybersecurity threats your business faces online.  Our experienced attorneys can train your staff and help you implement a robust Cybersecurity defense. View more information on our Cyber Law practice page.