When it comes to protecting data & software, the Asurio team has taken BirdDog Inspection Software cybersecurity to a new level in the inspection industry.
The numbers don’t lie: cybersecurity issues are getting worse every year. In 2021, there were well-publicized cybersecurity breaches at Solar Winds, Colonial Pipeline, and dozens more high-profile companies. Ransomware – the act of hacking into a company’s IT infrastructure, locking it, and demanding money to return software access – has expanded into small and medium-sized businesses on a large scale.
“Asurio’s goal is to stay as up to date as possible on cybersecurity to help protect our own software and our customers,” said Asurio General Manager Jack Coffelt.
Sobering Cybersecurity Statistics
Here are some sobering statistics about why cybersecurity needs more attention these days.
Corporate cyberattacks increased by 50% in 2021. (Source: cybersecurityintelligence.com)
Cyber attacks on small & mid-sized businesses became more frequent, targeted & complex. A whopping 43% of cyber attacks are now aimed at small businesses because these small businesses are easier “prey” because they have less resources to combat cyber attacks. (Source: Accenture Cost of Cybercrime Research Study)
Ransomware attacks rose by 92.7% in 2021, compared to 2020 levels. (Source: Security Magazine)
Highlights of BirdDog Inspection Software Cybersecurity Initiatives
To combat the many & varied cybersecurity threats facing companies today, Asurio has initiated the following programs to protect BirdDog software and BirdDog customers.
Platform-as-a-Service: Asurio has migrated BirdDog software onto the Microsoft Platform as a Service (PAAS) cloud. This cloud platform provides extra cybersecurity protocols.
“White Hat” Cybersecurity Firm: Asurio has commissioned a white hat (good guy) cybersecurity firm to help Asurio stay ahead of the changing nature of cyber attacks.
System Monitoring: Asurio has hired a cybersecurity firm to monitor for cyberattacks 24/7/365.
Documented Cybersecurity Policy: Asurio is one of the few inspection software providers with a documented cybersecurity policy.
Asurio’s Cybersecurity Protocols Vetted by Major Customer’s IT Departments
As part of providing BirdDog Inspection Software to customers, Asurio’s cybersecurity protocols have undergone rigorous review & vetting by the IT departments of many major, large-scale customers. Those IT departments have given Asurio a thumb’s up for its cybersecurity programs & protocols.
“Asurio has gone to great lengths to protect the integrity of our software so BirdDog software is available when needed, and our customers are kept safe,” said Asurio President Top Myers.
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