There’s no doubt that as a business owner, you’re concerned for the security and safety of your business data. With cybercrime on the rise in general, you now also must consider the threats that your business faces with the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. 

While Russia’s attack is an ocean and continent away, the reality is that the hybrid war has already impacted businesses and people across the globe. You may not be in the direct line of fire when it comes to shelling, but your business could encounter international hackers looking for sensitive data to hold ransom. 

This blog post will go over the hybrid war and how you can protect your business and its data during the conflict. 

What is a Hybrid War? 

In this sense, hybrid war is a conflict waged both physically and virtually. This means that in addition to traditional warfare methods such as shelling, bombing, and capturing land, Russia is also waging war against its enemy’s virtual landscapes. 

From the very beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war, there have been reports of Russian cybercrime and infiltration into Ukraine’s military and government systems. This gives them access to sensitive personal information and strategies and confidential information that could weaken Ukraine. 

In response, Ukraine’s government has called upon volunteer hackers worldwide to virtually fight against Russia. This includes hacking and dismantling fake news, propaganda, and government websites. While many hackers have been successfully fighting this hybrid war against Russia, there is only a matter of time before this virtual conflict moves to NATO countries. 

How Can I Protect My Business? 

Based on the conflict’s current trajectory, foreign hackers could easily start attacking American businesses next. Why? To learn sensitive information, gain funds through ransom, and create general mayhem for the American people and economy. 

That’s why it’s vital to protect your business and its data now before a hacker successfully infiltrates your data. There are dozens if not hundreds of methods to protect your business data. Here, we’ll highlight why investing in professional cybersecurity is the best way to keep your business data safe from hackers. 

Invest in Professional Cybersecurity

When you invest in professional cybersecurity, you can rest assured that you’re gaining decades of experience and priceless protection measures. A reputable IT company, like ThrottleNet, will help you with everything, including assessing weaknesses, creating a strategy plan, installing and monitoring your systems, and keeping your cybersecurity measures up to date. 

Additionally, professional cybersecurity companies know the very best ways to protect your specific business from the threats it faces. For example, a business in the healthcare industry needs to achieve HIPAA compliance, retail companies should be concerned with PCI compliance, and government-contracted companies should comply with CMMC standards. 

Choose ThrottleNet for Your Professional Cybersecurity Needs

When it comes to everything from small-time malware threats to international hackers, we’re the company to turn to for your business IT security. We have years of experience working with businesses in various industries, and we’d be thrilled to help your business grow without the threat of a cyberattack. 

To learn more about cybersecurity and how to professionally protect your business and its data, reach out to us today. 

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