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Better Cyber Posture Requires IT Audits, but Depends on Data Monitoring

An organization’s weakest link is most often human, not technological. Moss Adams’ Francis Tam explains why, when it comes to cybersecurity, anomalies like daily logins, users and infrastructure changes should be an organization’s main concerns.

In today’s technology-driven world, information can be a company’s most valuable – yet vulnerable – asset. Data breaches continue to become more frequent and costly in recent years, with many high-profile cases like the Equifax breach in 2017 making headlines. It’s crucial, then, for companies to properly utilize data monitoring and cybersecurity audits to avoid breaches or having information stolen.

Breaches can cost companies an average of $3.9 million and an alarming 54 percent of companies will experience a cyberattack at some point. Full IT assessments can be time-consuming and costly, so companies often skip this crucial process or don’t make it a priority, leaving them vulnerable. Implementing data monitoring for your company’s cybersecurity can help prevent major breaches.