PRESS RELEASES & NEWS


PRESS RELEASES & NEWS

Sitting Ducks: SMEs are ill-prepared to respond to cyberattacks
VOL:16 | ISSUE:4 | December 2021

While cyber incident response has typically focused on IT group activities, Larry Lafferty says that an effective response must also address issues such as legal requirements related to attacks, insurance matters, public relations and human resources. + Read Article

We commissioned an independent survey by an online research group: Centiment

Survey Specifications

  1. Survey fielded March 31 – April 2, 2021 (so, before the Colonial Pipeline ransomware story broke)
  2. 220 respondents participated, with a margin of error ±6.6%, at 95% -- so, a very high level of confidence
  3. Respondents were technology decision makers (C-level, Director, Senior Manager, Owner) in small and mid-market sized companies – 55% have $25-50 million in annual revenue
  4. 41% have 50-250 employees; 47% have 250 or more employees

Findings

  1. Nearly 4 out of 10 reported experiencing a computer- or web-based crisis that put their business and/or reputation at risk; 15% don’t even know whether they’ve endured such a crisis
  2. 45% who suffered a cyber-crisis lost client data and about one-quarter lost a significant amount of money; one in five lost business because their clients were concerned about their security measures
  3. The single greatest concern is loss of irreplaceable data stored on their systems (30%), loss of customers (25%) and loss of revenue (20%) in order of concern
  4. Nearly three-quarters believe successful cyberattacks are more successful today than they used to be (48% say they’re “far more successful” today)
  5. While most responded that they “think” they’re well prepared for a cyber-attack, over 80% see the need for (and interest in) automated tools and services to prepare and counter the threat of a cyber-attack + Read Full Results

LEADING INCIDENT MANAGEMENT ATTORNEY JON NEIDITZ JOINS GROUP SALUS ADVISORY BOARD
March 30, 2021

ATLANTA March 30, 2021 – Jon Neiditz, one of the country’s preeminent incident management attorneys, has joined the Advisory Board of Group Salus, an Atlanta-startup that is developing an artificial intelligence-based incident management system that will help small and medium sized business both manage through a cyber incident and execute a strategic communications plan to protect their reputations after a cyberattack. + Read Release

Group Salus Partners With Veloxiti AI to create AI-driven Incident & Response Management Platform
June 9, 2020

ATLANTA June 2, 2020 – Group Salus and Veloxiti AI Works today announced a joint development partnership to create an artificial intelligence-based cybersecurity incident mitigation system that will help small and medium sized business both manage through a cyber incident and execute a strategic communications plan to protect their reputations after a cyberattack. + Read Release

Group Salus In the News
August 6, 2019

The Beat, powered by Atlanta Inno, announces the introduction of Group Salus' new online tool, the Cybersecurity Reputation Risk Assessment, a "step-by-step questionnaire analyzed by Group Salus experts to determine a company's cyber reputation risk." + Read the full write up from the July 31 edition

Group Salus Launches Cybersecurity Reputation Risk Assessment
July 19, 2019

First Of Its Kind Online Tool Helps Small, Medium-Sized Businesses Determine Readiness To Protect Their Reputations If They Suffer A Cyberattack

Group Salus today announced its online Cybersecurity Reputation Risk Assessment – believed to be the first of its kind – to help small and medium-sized businesses identify vulnerabilities in their abilities to protect their reputations after a cyberattack. + Read Release

We Have a Failure to Communicate
May 8, 2018

“Time is burning,” Mr. Ben-Oni said. “Understand, this is really a war — with offense on one side, and institutions, organizations and schools on the other, defending against an unknown adversary.” Mr. Ben-Oni, quoted in a recent article in The New York Times on cybersecurity, is the global chief information officer at IDT. + Read Post