Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: HACKERS

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colonial pipeline breach

Colonial Pipeline’s encounter with Darkside, which leases its software to a criminal ring of hackers who then targets tens of thousands of businesses, health-care providers, local governments and distributors, is a clear wake-up call for Florida businesses. That one attack extorted $4.4 million in ransom from Colonial and over $100 million in lost revenue. Recent estimates have suggested that the total annual damage to American businesses exceeds $25 billion, at a time in which only 5% of companies are properly protected. When it comes to cybersecurity, a word to Central Florida’s businesses: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.

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