Although you might not think of the meat and poultry industries as juicy targets for cyber criminals, every company is a potential victim. Even yours. Maybe your attacker will be a disgruntled former employee. Or a competitor. A recreational hacker. An animal-rights organization. A nation-state targeting American companies. Or a bad guy going through you to get into one of your partners’ systems.
“Businesses underestimate the extent to which they are targeted,” reports Malwarebytes. The number of attacks on businesses recorded in the first 10 months of 2017 surpassed those recorded in all of 2016, according to a new report. The average monthly volume of attacks is up 23 percent.