Attention shoppers: The next time you search the grocery aisles for Clorox cleaning supplies, especially with flu season around the corner, you may find shelves emptier than expected. The reason? A recent cyberattack on Clorox.
This isn’t a tale of pandemic-induced shortages but a stark reminder of the risks unprepared companies face from cyber threats. On Aug. 11, Clorox discovered unauthorized activity on its IT systems. This cyber breach hit their infrastructure and forced them into manually processing orders, affecting product availability.
MGM Resorts, too, recently felt the brunt of a cyberattack, demonstrating that no company, big or small, is immune to these threats.
These incidents emphasize a few crucial points:
- The Risks of Unpreparedness: Not having robust cybersecurity measures can lead to significant disruptions, potentially leading to financial losses and loss of customer trust. Clorox, a household name, saw its operations grind nearly to a halt. It underscores that cyber threats are not just IT issues but business risks.
- Cyber Security Insurance: With hackers becoming more sophisticated, cyber insurance isn’t just a want; it’s a need. It can be the buffer your company needs to mitigate the fallout from a breach, covering everything from notification costs to potential legal claims.
- The Need for 24/7/365 Monitoring: This is where Managed Service Providers (MSPs) like WheelHouse IT come into the picture. We monitor your systems, ensuring any suspicious activities are caught early, minimizing potential damage.
Clorox’s woes might be making headlines now, but remember: any company, regardless of size, is vulnerable. With flu season on the horizon and consumer concerns rising, businesses can’t afford disruptions, especially self-inflicted ones from inadequate cybersecurity measures.
Don’t wait for a crisis to happen. Protect your company with the right tools, expertise, and insurance. Call WheelHouse IT to speak with an advisor today.